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Monday, January 12, 2015


.Makar Sankranti or Pongal  is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun's journey into the northern hemisphere, a period which is considered to be highly auspicious.It is celebrated as harvest festival in south India. It is a big event for the Tamilians and the people of Andhra Pradesh. In Andra Pradesh  it is called  'Pedda Panduga' meaning big festival. The whole event lasts for four days, the first day Bhogi, the second day Sankranti, the third day Kanuma and the fourth day, Mukkanuma.

            Bhogi - Bogi festival or Bhogi is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, "the God of Clouds and Rains". Lord Indra is worshiped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. House are cleaned and decorated with muggulu,painted with rice flour.The people assemble at dawn to light a bonfire to discard old used possessions.In the early morning, people light a sacred bonfire called Bhogi Mantalu. Children dance around bhogi mantalu, singing songs in praise of the gods and the South Indian harvest festival.

Sankranthi or Pongal  - Sankranthi is dedicate to sun God, the savior of this world with His golden rays. On this Day Newly  harvested rice with Milk is made as Pongal  and devoted to God.

Kanuma or Mattu Pongal-  Kanuma is dedicated to cattle as cowherds and shep herds, paying thanks to cows and bull.

Mukkanuma or kanum Pongal  -  Mukkanuma  people travel to see other family members.people go for sight seeing,shopping,exchanging pleasantries with relatives and friends.

I have compiled and listed some of the recipes from my blog for Pongal & Sankranthi festival

Pongal/ Sankranthi Recipes
Katte Pongali/Ven Pongal
Sakkarai Pongal
Paal Pongal
Pongal Pulusu/Pongal kuzhambuladd
Sankranthi Pongali
Rava Pongal

Medhu vadai/Garelu
Wheat Pongal
Oats Pongal

Kuthiraivali Sakkarai Pongal
Barnyard Millet Pongal

Little  Millet Sakkarai  Pongal

Saggubiyyam Payasam

Semiya Payasam
Kannum Pongal/Mukkanuma  Recipes
Tamarind Rice

Mango Rice  
Coconut Rice

Curd Rice
Lemon Rice

Sankranthi recipes - Makar Sankranthi Recipes - Sankranthi Festival Recipes By , Jan 11, 2013 Sankranthi recipes


easyfoodsmith said...

So many wonderful dishes to celebrate with! Happy Pongal to u dear.