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Your Guide To Makar Sankranti Celebrations

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As we gear up to celebrate Pongal, let's take a look at the various aspects of the festival.

One of the most-loved festivals of India, Pongal or Makar Sankranti is a festival which is integral to the communities that celebrate it, in all its glory and fervour. 

Basically, a harvest festival is celebrated in its true sense by rural communities, but preparations for the festival are rife in urban areas as well. People get together with families or for community feasts and they prepare and share special homemade sweets on this occasion. And different communities prepare different types of dishes to mark the occasion.

Sugarcane, kites, decorative earthen pots, colourful designs or kolam or rangoli, worshiping cows are all closely linked to the festivities.

Homes are cleaned and tidied to welcome the festival. They are also adorned with garlands made from mango-leaves or marigolds. Colourful intricate rangoli designs can be found at the doorstep. As part of the festivities, farmers decorate their cows too.

Here, we present a guide for your Pongal celebrations. Flip through the pages of the ClipBook to know the story behind various customs and traditions of Pongal. We also have some unique Pongal recipes and videos on how to decorate your home and make easy and beautiful kolams for Pongal.

Here's wishing you a Happy Pongal. Enjoy!

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