Happy Pongal 2022 Wishes in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Images with Quotes
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- 12 January 2022,
- 11:05 PM
Wishing your dear ones on Pongal brings everlasting joy and peace in their lives. Like any other festival, Pongal also has significance in Tamil Nadu. Let the warmth of this auspicious festival fill your loved and dear ones home with joy and abundance. Make a change in this Pongal by wishing all your friends and family joy, happiness and peace for years to come!
In Southern India, this festival is also called a thanksgiving festival. Basically, a harvest festival in India, it is the sole festival that is based on the solar calendar. Every year, it is celebrated on 14th January and marks the beginning of the sun’s movement to the North for 6 months. This is very auspicious in comparison to the sun’s Southern movement. Pongal also marks the time when the sun takes entry into the Capricorn (Makar) zodiac sign. Because of this, Pongal is also known by the name of Makar Sankranti.
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Pongal Wishes in Tamil
Have a look at the best Pongal Wishes in Tamil listed on our page to wish your close ones this year!
Pongal Wishes in Kannada
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Pongal Wishes in Malayalam
Warm wishes and greeting this Pongal can bring in joy and happiness in their lives. Pongal is all about a celebration of the new year and new beginnings!
Pongal Wishes in Hindi
Are you looking for some Pongal wishes in Hindi to send your dear ones this year? Here are some of the best wishes and messages that will suit your search!
Pongal Wishes in English
Wishing people on this festival brings prosperity and good luck for the year. So, do wish your loved ones and rejoice in this tradition!
Pongal Invitation and Greeting Cards
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What is Pongal Meaning?
Pongal is celebrated in association with harvesting on the first day of Thai, which means when the Sun enters Makara Rasi. Due to this, it is also called Makara Sankranthi as it brings the onset of spring.
Pongal is a four-day festival where people celebrate by decorating homes, buying new vessels and burning away old ridden things.
The beautiful word “Pongal” is based on Tamil literature, which actually means “to boil”. In fact, Pongal is also a rice dish that is prepared especially for this festival. This festival has mentioned in the Sanskrit Puranas and is dated back to the Sangam Age.
There are many theories to Pongal’s history, some date it back to the Sangam Age while others date it back to the 2,000 years old festival. According to tales, it has many rituals for agricultural prosperity. For instance, people refrain from using harsh words, the ceremonial bath is necessary, abstain from milk consumption etc.
It is present in the Sanskrit Puranas and was believed to be celebrated as Thai Niradal in the Sangam age. Another belief is that during the festival of Pongal, unmarried girls observed penance and prayed for an agricultural prosperity. In addition, they would also carry out fasting on the day.
Pongal is a major festival in Tamil Nadu, and it is known as Uttarayan Punyakalam. The name bears an important significance in Hindu Mythology and is considered to be an auspicious festival.
The significance of the festival is related to a legend of Lord Shiva, who once asked his bull to visit the earth and ask people to eat just one every month, have an oil massage and take a bath each day. Instead, the bull unintentionally said that people should have an oil bath once per day along with eating everybody. Lord Shiva got angry and banished him to earth forever, where he would help people make more food.
On this day, there are various dishes prepared for such an important festival. People prepare over 20 foods varying from food, sweets, drinks etc. They make two variants of sweet Pongal, til ladoo, Rava Pongal, tamarind rice, curd rice and many others.
Talking about the top 10 Pongal dishes, there are a few which are very easy to make. Coconut Rice, Curd Rice, Idli Sambhar, Lemon Rice, Medu Vada, Payasam (kheer recipe), Sakkarai Pongal, Sugarcane Pongal, Tamarind Rice, and Ven Pongal are the best ten Pongal dishes that are prepared in different parts of India on this festival.