Pongal festival is celebrated on 14 january 2017. Pongal is a Hindu festival which is observed by people of Tamil Nadu. Pongal is a four days festival and the most important day of Pongal is known as Thai Pongal. Thai Pongal which is the second day of the four days festivity is also celebrated as Sankranti. The same day is observed as Makar Sankranti in North Indian states when people take holy dip in river Ganges. The day before Thai Pongal is known as Bogi Pandigai.
Photo by @amivitale. A contest to see who can blow up the balloon and pop it fastest while celebrating the Thai #Pongal festival in #SriLanka. The festival is a celebration of the Sun God in thanks for a plentiful harvest. I am currently #onassignment for @natgeo in Sri Lanka. #southasia #NikonNoFilter #nofilter #nikon #d4s #nikonambassador #amivitale #photojournalism @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #festivals #balloons
Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal Gluten Free | Vegan If your day starts with this delicious, comforting and spicy Ven Pongal with some piping hot sambar and a cup of frothy filter coffee, its just gotta be a great day!
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