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'Pongal synonymous with vibrant culture of Tamil Nadu': PM Modi, CM Stalin, other leaders extend greetings

January 14, 2022 12:59 pm

🔴 The chief minister appealed to people to celebrate the festival in their respective homes and avoid gathering in large numbers in public spaces to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Tamil Nadu celebrates 'Bhogi,' pollution level 'satisfactory' says govt

January 14, 2022 7:48 am

🔴 The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), citing Covid curbs and its awareness campaign said the pollution level observed on Thursday was very low when compared to Bhogi, the previous year.

Happy Pongal 2022: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Whatsapp Messages, Status and Photos

January 15, 2022 8:02 am

Happy Pongal 2022 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Photos, Pics: The festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving ceremony for the year's harvest.

Happy Pongal 2022: Wishes Images, Status, Quotes, Messages, Photos, and Greetings

January 15, 2022 8:02 am

Happy Pongal 2022: Wishes Images, Status, Quotes, Messages, Photos, and Greetings: May Pongal relieve you of all your troubles!

Pongal 2022: Date, history, importance and significance

January 12, 2022 6:52 pm

Pongal 2022 Date, History, Importance and Significance: Pongal is one of the biggest harvest festivals in India, along with Makar Sankranti.

Pongal 2022 Date: When is Pongal in India?

January 12, 2022 10:24 am

Pongal 2022 Date: The word 'pongal', which means "spilling over," comes from the ritual of boiling freshly harvested rice with milk and jaggery in a new clay pot until it overflows.

Tamil Nadu to operate special buses for Pongal from January 17 to 19

January 13, 2022 8:08 am

🔴 People who had booked bus tickets for January 16 will be issued a return within the next few days. 

Tamil Nadu health minister rules out lockdown possibility after Pongal

January 12, 2022 9:16 am

🔴 On Tuesday, the minister, alongside health secretary J Radhakrishnan, Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi and other officials visited an apartment in Chennai where as many as 10 people are infected with Covid-19.

Tamil Nadu permits Jallikattu with 300 bull tamers, 150 spectators

January 10, 2022 6:28 pm

All the participants need to provide a full-vaccination certificate and RT-PCR negative report obtained within 48 hours of the event. Only a master and his assistant would be allowed to accompany a bull this time.

TN CM Stalin launches 'Pongal' gift hamper distribution

January 05, 2022 10:38 am

🔴 The move is to avoid people congregating at the same time at fair price shops to receive the festival hamper, an official release said and appealed to people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour while visiting the Public Distribution System outlets.


In pictures: How Bengaluru celebrated Pongal and Makar Sankranti 2022

January 17, 2022 7:42 pm

Take a look at how the people of Bengaluru celebrated the harvest festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Pongal 2020: Members of the Tamil community celebrate Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai

January 15, 2020 8:43 pm

Pongal 2020: Also known as Thai Pongal, the festival is celebrated with a ritualistic event of boiling freshly harvested rice with fresh milk and jaggery in a new clay pot.

Pongal Kolam Rangoli Designs 2020 Images: Amazing and simple rangoli designs for Pongal

January 14, 2020 2:04 pm

Check out these easy and beautiful designs for Pongal Kolam.

Happy Pongal 2020: Celebrate Pongal with these special messages, wishes

January 14, 2020 9:28 am

Pongal 2020 wishes: What makes Pongal more special is the gathering of friends and family for the joyous celebrations. To help you wish your loved ones thoughtfully, we have compiled here a list of messages, greetings and SMS. Happy Pongal!

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

January 17, 2019 7:02 am

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

January 15, 2018 4:53 pm

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

January 14, 2018 10:09 am

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

January 15, 2016 3:43 pm

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

January 14, 2016 11:46 am

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.


South India celebrates Pongal with great fervour

January 14, 2016 12:48 pm

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

January 14, 2016 10:08 am

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

January 13, 2016 5:56 am

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.