2022 has begun with warm welcoming the season of the festival on 14th January 2022 as Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Both festivals share the same significance in different states. The harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God is held in the mid of January. The festival marks the essence of the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of the sun’s six-month-long journey. Celebrating both the cultural festivals one must know their significance, how to celebrate them and the special dishes of the day.
Pongal’s Significance :
The word ‘pong’ means ‘to flow over’ in Tamil. It is customary to boil milk and rice in an earthenware vessel until it overflows during Pongal. The day also marks the beginning of Uttarayan, which refers to the Sun’s habit of moving northward and is regarded exceedingly auspicious.
Devotees worship Lord Surya on Pongal, and people decorate and clean their homes. People also buy new utensils and attire, as well as participate in traditional dances.
Famous Pongal recipes :
1. Chakkara Pongal – A sweet Pongal version made with rock sugar or sugar candies. In Hindi, sugar candy is called “mishri.” Pongal can be made with ordinary sugar as well.
2. Ven Pongal -South Indian cuisine’s Aachi Ven Pongal is a popular dish. With a fantastic combination of coconut chutney, vada, and hot sambar, it makes an excellent breakfast.
Makar Sankranti’s Significance :
This day is religiously and culturally significant and is observed across the country. On this day, Lord Sun, according to the Puranas, first saw his son Shani (the swami of Makar Rashi). Lord Krishna extinguished the horror of Ashuras by burying their heads under the Mandara Parvata, according to another tradition related to this event (Mountain). This fortunate day represents the end of evil power and the start of a new period of peace.
Makar Sankranti food items :
1. Til Ke Ladoo – Sesame seeds, jaggery, peanuts, and desiccated coconut are used in this simple ladoo recipe. The jaggery syrup in this until ladoo recipe has been heated to a softball stage. As a result, the ladoo has a soft and chewy flavor. If you want you can also boil jaggery syrup till it gets the hardball stage to firm ladoos. Til ke Ladoo is also called Sesame ladoo.
2. Peanuts chikki/ Seasome chikki – This Makar Sankranti food item is a winter special treat of crisp peanut crumbly.
Festivals are a fantastic way to demonstrate pride in one’s background, culture, and customs. They’re meant to be shared with friends and family to celebrate significant events and feelings in our lives. So Celebrate Pongal & Makar Sankranti with a week full of mega offers.
Lohri, Pongal and Makar Sankranti celebrations come knocking this week and everything is set up to lift up the spirits of the young and adults. Lohri and Makar Sankranti are widely celebrated in North India, while Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India. These festivals mark the beginning of the harvest season.
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