Pongal is a festival. It is also referred to as Thai Pongal, it is a multi-day Hindu harvest festival celebrated by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka. The term ‘Pongal’ is derived from the Tamil literature which means ‘to boil’. The people observe this day through feasting, gift-giving, and visiting homes. I
t is a four-day event. It can be considered as a thanksgiving festival because this festival is celebrated to thank the Sun God and Lord Indra for helping farmers in getting better-yielding crops. During the festival, people reject old belongings and welcome new stuff. The tamilians take this festival to its utmost seriousness.