By Dr. Pradeep Jain
India is a land of diverse culture, we also know along with the different cultures come numerous festivals spreading across the calendar. Before we’re done celebrating one, another comes right around the corner.
Pongal is a four-day-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, which falls in the month of Thai (that is, the January-February season) when crops like rice, sugarcane, turmeric etc. are harvested.
The term ‘pongal’ in Tamil means “to boil”, and this festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving ceremony for the year’s harvest. Pongal, one of the important Hindu festivals, falls around the same time as Lohri every year, which is around mid-January.
Pongal also happens to be the name of a dish consumed during this festive time, which is sweetened rice boiled with lentils.To greet this following beautiful cards were issued by India post.