January 14, 2022
A multi-day harvest festival of South India, particularly in Tamil community. It is observed at the start of the month Thai according to Tamil solar calendar. It is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, the Surya, and corresponds to Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival under many regional names celebrated throughout India. The four days of the Pongal festival are called Bhogi Pongal, Suryan Pongal, Maattu Pongal, and Kaanum Pongal.