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Pongal special recipes: Jazz up your festivities with these mouth-watering delicacies

Pongal is incomplete without food that includes many sweet and savoury delicacies. Here are top three recipes that you can cook for yourself and your loved ones to satiate your taste buds.

Happy Pongal 2019: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Photos, Pics

Happy Pongal 2019 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Photos, Pics: To celebrate familial love and bonding, let us help you wish your loved ones with these messages and wishes.


Pongal 2019 Date: When is Pongal in India

Pongal 2019 Date in Tamil Nadu India: This year, Pongal will start from Tuesday, January 15 and will continue till Friday, January 17. The word Pongal means ‘overflow’ or ‘boiling over’ and also signifies the gradual heating of the Earth by the Sun. 

Kerala prisons chief lashes out at controversial ritual involving minor boys at famed Attukal temple

In anm entry on her personal blog, the woman DGP lambasted the 'Kuthiyottam' ritual at the Attukal temple which involves small iron hooks pierced into the skin on the flanks of the boys producing little drops of blood.

Justin Trudeau celebrates Pongal wearing a veshti; Twitterati say 'awesome'

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has often celebrated Indian festivals in the past, and now carrying the tradition forward he celebrated Pongal wearing a kurta and a traditiobal veshti. And, much like the last time, people on social media loved it.

Pongal 2018: History, Importance, Puja-Vidhi, Procedure, Muharat Timings to Celebrate Pongal Festival

Pongal 2018: The word Pongal means 'overflow' or 'boiling over' and also signifies the gradual heating of the Earth by the Sun. This festival, which is also known as Thai Pongal, starts on January 14 this year and will culminate on January 17.


Happy Pongal 2018: Wishes, Images, Greetings, Cards, Quotes Messages, Photos, SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook Status

Happy Pongal 2018: What makes Pongal more special is the gathering of friends and family for the joyous celebrations. To help you wish your loved ones with the loveliest of feelings, we have compiled here a list of messages, greetings and SMS. Happy Pongal!

Pongal 2018 special recipes: Tantalise your taste buds with these 7 delectable dishes

Pongal 2018: Like every festivity, Pongal is incomplete without food. To help you deck up your dinner table with scrumptious meals, here are some recipes to delight your guests with.

Sweeten your Pongal celebrations with servings of delicious Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal brings together families and friends at the dinner table. If home-cooked food trumps all the culinary delights for you, then try your hand at this delicious 'Sakkarai Pongal' recipe.

DMK, AIADMK hit out at Centre over reported move to make Pongal a 'restricted' holiday

While an employee is entitled to a holiday under compulsory holiday category, a holiday under restricted clause is allowed after prior permission.

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Happy Pongal Images 2019: Here's how people across India are celebrating the festival

This year, Pongal will start from Tuesday, January 15 and will continue till Friday, January 18. The festival coincides with another harvest festival Makar Sankranti which is primarily celebrated in North India.

Makar Sankranti and Pongal 2018: How people across India are celebrating the festivals

The year has just began and with that a string of festivals have also started. People in different parts of the country are busy celebrating Makar Sankranti and Pongal, marking the onset of spring and the harvest season.


Pongal 2018: Beautiful Kolam and Rangoli designs to decorate during Pongal festivities

Celebrate Pongal with these colourful and creative Kolam (Rangoli) designs at your doorstep. Take inspiration from our compilation and bring the brightness of these colours to your home this festival.

Happy Pongal: Colourful rangolis, bonfires and cultural programmes mark three-day harvest festival

Colourful rangolis, bonfires and cultural programmes marked the Pongal celebrations, the three-day harvest festival of the Telugu community.

Usher in the harvest season with these Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu recipes

This is the month when the sound of til gud ghya, god god bola will resonate in every Maharashtrian home and every family in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and the northern plains of India will stuff their mouth full with several dishes combining sesame seeds and/or jaggery. How many combinations of these can there possibly be in one country? Lots. Here are a few to inspire the cook in you, and excite the foodies in your family.

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DMK, AIADMK Slam Centre For Reportedly Making Pongal A ‘Restricted’ Holiday

Both the DMK and the AIADMK have opposed the Centre’s reported move to convert the holiday given for Pongal festival into restricted one from compulsory list. AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala said the Centre’s step has come as a ‘big shock’ and urged the government to reconsider it.

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam, Actor Kamal Haasan In Favour Of Lifting Jallikattu Ban

After South Indian superstar Kamal Haasan made a statement in favour of lifting the ban on bull sport Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam has written to PM Modi urging him to consider promulgating an ordinance to resume Jallikattu on Pongal this year. The bull-fighting sport had been banned by the Supreme Court in May […]


South India celebrates Pongal with great fervour

Madurai, Chennai, Jan 14 (ANI): Tamil Nadu celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal with great zeal and fervor on Thursday. People worshipped local Gods and offered sugarcane and observed fast among other forms of celebrations like cooking mush, porridge, curd rice, poli, payasam etc. Educational institutions in the state held special programmes on the occasion. Dressed in traditional wear, college students in Madurai city prepared beautiful patterns with powdered colours, apart from cooking porridge and other delicacies on the festival. Meanwhile, sugarcane markets remained abuzz in capital Chennai city as people thronged the markets to buy the festival essential.

Amit Shah celebrates Makar Sankranti

Ahmedabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday celebrated Makar Sankranti and flew kites on the occasion. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated over India and Nepal on the joy of getting new crops for farmers. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India; Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat.

Pilgrims take holy dip at Triveni Sangam

Allahabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Ahead of Makar Sankranti, a large numbers of pilgrims have started taking holy dips at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad since early Wednesday morning. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India, Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Maghi and Khichdi are some other names of the same festival.