Tamil festivals

The word “Pongal” is very rich in meanings rooted deeply in its millennial past but which continues to evolve.

It’s literary meaning “bubbling”, “overflowing”, also indicates abundance, sharing and finally symbolizes the most important festival of Tamils. Pongal is also rich in memories: smells of ears of fresh rice, sugar cane, bananas, and fresh vegetables, the scent of boiled milk and rice mixed with molasses; in short, the joy of celebration and the sharing of the generosity of nature.