Tag: traditional pongal cooking

cooking pongal in terracotta clay pot
cooking pongal in terracotta clay pot

Pongal is celebrated like a New year in Chennai. Lighting all over the places, Traditional Folk Music & Folk Dance with lot of other Traditional cultural activities are taking place all over Chennai, Tamilnadu, India for this festival. Here this is the Icat Design and Media College in Chennai which is celebrating Pongal festival, in which students and staff are participating together.

students of Icat college celebrating Pongal festival
students of Icat college celebrating Pongal festival

Students and their faculties are wearing traditional dresses of Tamilnadu, India, including lungi for men and sari for women (a wrap around on waist). One side the pongal food is preparing by the people in a traditional way with mud pot and wood fire and other side students are enjoying different performances performing by the students themselves.

rangoli at Pongal festival
rangoli at Pongal festival at icat college shennai

Rangoli, one of the main decoration elements which has a certain role in every festival of South India, has it exclusive role in Pongal too. People use to make beautiful and colourful patterns design in front of door to welcome happiness and wealth. Pongal celebrated at the time when people harvested turmeric, rice, sugarcane and other crops. It is the main festival of Tamilnadu so students of Icat college here in Chennai celebrating it. It is kind of New Year and now it is a January 2018.

cooking pongal in mud pot traditionally
cooking pongal in mud pot traditionally
traditional and tribal fire place for pongal food coocking
traditional and tribal fire place for pongal food cooking

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