Pongal celebrated with traditional fervour

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Source: The Hindu

  1. “”Wishing my Tamil friends a happy & blessed Pongal”, Mr. Modi tweeted in Tamil
  2. Tamil Nadu celebrated the harvest festival of ‘Pongal’ with great zeal and fervour on Saturday, with people preparing traditional food and offering prayers to the Sun God.
  3. The streets in both rural and urban areas of the state were decked up with ‘kolam’ ( drawings made of flour).
  4. People decorated their homes with mango leaves and strings of flowers.
  5. Special prayers were held at temples. Sweet rice (pongal), made of jaggery with rice and milk, in a traditional mud pot, was offered to the Sun God along with pieces of sugarcanes.
  6. The food is shared with relatives and neighbours after being offered to the Sun God.
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