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Happy Pongal 2009

Just wanted to wish all our readers a Happy Pongal!

For those who are unfamiliar with Pongal, (not to be confused with the south indian breakfast pongal)

Pongal is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun’s movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism, Uttarayana is considered auspicious, as opposed to Dakshinaayana, or the southern movement of the sun. All important events are scheduled during this period. Makara Sankranthi refers to the event of the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara or Capricorn.

Once again, wish you all a Happy Pongal!


  1. What a beautiful thali. Happy Pongal to you!:))

  2. Happy Pongal to you too. Thatz a lovely spread

  3. Happy Pongal to you! :):) and that is a wonderfully decorated thali..

  4. Wiah you and your family a very happy Pongal.


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