another custom in Tamil Nadu. On the day of the festival women bathe early in the morning
and cook new harvested rice in a big fresh earthen pot. When the rice boils and overflows,
they shout joyfully ‘Pongal-O-pongal!" That is why it is called Pongal-day.
After offering the cooked rice to God, by way of thanks, the family
and friends eat it. People exchange greetings on that day. They celebrate it just like a
New Year’ day.
1. Auspicious - Bringing good luck.
2. Tilak - A mark of red powder
worn at, the centre of the forehead.
3. Gratitude - Thanks.