Celebrate the Traditional Festival of Pongal Along With Your Loved Ones
Pongal is the four-day long harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, which falls in the mid of January, every year. During this festival, people express gratitude towards God for the year’s harvest and pray for a happy and prosperous year ahead. In Tamil, Pongal means ‘boil’ and it is also the name of a dish consumed during this festive occasion- the sweetened rice boiled with lentils. One of the most popular festivals of the Tamil Hindus, it is celebrated with great exuberance throughout the state. The first day of Pongal is called Bhogi festival celebrated in the honor of Lord Indra, the God of rain. The ritual of Bhogi Mantalu is observed on this day according to which the useless items of the household are thrown into a bonfire. The second day of the festival is called Thai Pongal when rice and milk are boiled together in an earthen pot to which a turmeric plant is tied as an offering to the Sun God. The young girls also cook rice in an earthen pot on Pongal. On this day, people draw rangoli designs called kolam at the entrances of the house with lime powder early in the morning after the bath. The third day is called Mattu Pongal, which is dedicated to cows. They are worshipped and adorned with new garlands and bells. On the fourth day of Pongal called Kaanum Pongal, a special ritual is performed where the leftover food and sweets are put in the courtyard on a fresh turmeric leaf along with the sugarcane, betel leaves, and betel nuts.
According to the legends, the period during which Pongal is celebrated was the period when devas wake up after a half a yearlong sleep to grant wealth and prosperity on Earth. Many colorful cultural programs are held during Pongal. People savor yummy cuisines and sweets and shop for exciting gifts to offer their friends and family members. If you are in search of amazing gift ideas for Pongal at affordable prices, then you can order exciting and reasonable Pongal gifts online at Ferns N Petals such as chocolate hampers, lucky bamboo plants, traditional sweets, flower arrangements, and crunchy dry fruits. We also offer spiritual gifts on our website for the traditional occasion of Pongal like deity idols and decorated pooja thalis. These gifts will make an excellent pick to offer the elder members of the family on the occasion of Pongal and get their blessings in abundance.
Send Fabulous Gifts & Sweets to Your Dear Ones On Pongal
Every Indian festival holds great importance among its people that reflects the cultural values of the country. Pongal is an important festival celebrated by the Hindus of Tamil Nadu that brings people closer to their loved ones and help them create wonderful memories to cherish forever. Gift-giving is the major traditions of this festival through which people extend wishes and love to their friends and family members. Ranging from fresh flowers to yummy chocolates and green plants to greeting cards, we have a wide range of Pongal gifts that you can send your loved ones in India and abroad via our hassle-free same day, next day, and midnight delivery service. Besan Laddoo, Soan Papdi, Gulab Jamun, Milk Cake, and Rasgulla are some of the yummy sweets for Pongal that you can offer your dear ones to add sweetness to their celebrations. You can order online sweets at our website from the comfort of your home and get delivered to the doorstep of your far-residing loved ones along with other exciting gifts. Such lovely presents will definitely manage to put a big smile on their face.
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