Pongal-o Pongal!

Pongal Kolum

We awoke this morning in the blackness just short of dawn, to the sound of firecrackers, temple bells, and chanting. Today marks the second day of Pongal, the four-day harvest festival which, after Diwali, is the biggest holdiay in Tamil Nadu. Social celebrations typically commence on the second morning, called Surya Pongal, with prayers offered to Surya, the Sun God.

By my reckoning, they started a tad early.

Pongal Kolum

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1 Response to “Pongal-o Pongal!”


  1. 1 pr3rna 17 January 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Beautiful Ragolis, I will try copying the design on next Diwali.I didn’t know Diwali is celebrated in Tamilnadu.This shows how little we know about our own country.


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