Celebrating Wishes And Togetherness With Pongal!
Festivals are a time of togetherness, one that binds the entire family into a bond of love and happiness. Celebrating festivals with the loved ones is like a breath of fresh air! Especially, when it comes to Pongal, what matters is the togetherness of the family members during the celebration of the festival. Being a harvest festival, Pongal is celebrated for a total of four days, with namely, Bhogi, Thai Pongal, Maatu Pongal, and Kaanum Pongal as the key celebrations of the four days. The festival of Pongal is celebrated for good luck, and prosperity that it brings along.
Days Of Celebration
The day going before Pongal is called Bhogi. On this day individuals let go of old effects and celebrate new beginnings, new belongings. Houses are cleaned, painted and enhanced to give a joyous look. The horns of bulls and wild oxen are painted in towns.
Thai Pongal happens on the second of four days. Pongal in Tamil means ‘overflowing’. It signifies prosperity and abundance. As for the houses, they are decorated brightly with banana leaves and decorative Kolam.
Maatu Pongal is praised the day after Thai Pongal. Tamils view cows as wellsprings of riches for giving dairy items, compost, and work for furrowing and transportation. On Maatu Pongal, dairy cattle are perceived and managed warmly. Highlights of the day incorporate diversions, for example, the Jallikkattu and subduing bull.
The last but not the least is Kaanum Pongal. It marks the end of Pongal festivities in India. Kaanum means “to visit”. They again decorate their homes with Kolam. Some families also hold reunions on this day.
When we get to capture moments of togetherness amongst a family, we’re filled with joy and happiness, to capture the memories for years and years to come. Celebrations of festivals are something closest to hearts of every family member, and to be able to spend it together is a splendid experience.
There’s nothing more interesting to witness than the preparations done for Pongal by the family members, together. From simple activities of cleaning to the beautiful and intrinsic ones of decorating the house and making Kolam, with love.
We, at Zero Gravity Photography have put together a series of images, weaving together a beautiful story, of a celebration that’s precious and real.As much importance the festival Pongal holds, it’s the embrace of a loved one that makes the celebration complete. For us, to capture the essence of a tradition and emotion to enhance the significance of a culture matters the most!
On behalf of the entire team of Zero Gravity Photography, we wish you a prosperous, joyous and splendid Pongal! And we wish that the festival brings with it a plethora of love and happiness for you and your loved ones!
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