Saturday, January 14, 2006

My Kaanum Pongal Celebrations

Childreans celebrating Kaanum Pongal in some Village

The fourth day of Pongal is known as Kaanum Pongal. On that day people go to there relatives house and some tourist sports, to get relax after celebratingof Pongal. Many time i have gone out with our famile, usualy my uncle used to take us out, to some toursit spot and some relatives house. I think 10years back we take a Maruti Van and went to our relative house in Changelpattu (a town in South India) on the Mattu (bull) Pongal day evning, so we got a good chance to see many people taking there Cows to Temple, and travell in Bullcart (Mattu Vaandi) with decarations, and we stayed in our relatives house that night and next morning, we and our relatives, went out to celebrate the Kaanum Pongal.

First we went to Vedanthangal Bird sanctury, in pongal time the season will be winter, so on that day we saw many birds, it was really wondeful to watch birds in early morning, it was a big lake with many trees, we can see many foreign birds lay eggs and after the season is finished it will take its child birds to there country. I have gone to that sanctuary 3 time, it is a very beautyful place, one side birds and another side is field. on Kaanum Pongal days, when we travel on village side roads, we can see many people going in Mattu vandi (Bullcarts) and tractor to the fav
orite places. we can also see like this in chennai's suberbs or urban areas. After watching birds we went to Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram it is a gift for us by Pallava king, some years back it was called as Mamallapuram.( when i want to tell about Mahabalipuram, i have a lot of memories, so i will tell you on some other days) and while returning from mahabalipuram, me, my brother, my aunty and my cousin Uncle had sit in the Dickey of the Maruthi Van and open the door, we can feel the fresh sea breeze when we go like this and we saw many people who are going to there favorite place and we told Happy Kaanu Pongal to them, all the people have surprizingly looked us, it was very funny. That days are very sweet memories.
Some districts in Tamil Nadu, will condect Jalli Kattu (catching Ox) on Kaanum Pongal.

12 comments:

lil _kath said...

Wow! seems exciting ^_^ pics. is amazing too..looks so real ,its like im there watching live!Thanx for sharing...

cheers,
-kathy-

Adaengappa !! said...

Nice !!

Today is also celebrated as Thiruvalluvar Day !!

tulipspeaks said...

:( i long to celebrate ponggal in traditional way..*sigghhh...here its very much quiet than celebration in india

=am000nie=

unknown said...

hope u enjoyed well...
what abt tommorrow going to river to celebrate r what.....
nice to see ur entries...u bought the real feeling of pongal festival..

Prabu Karthik said...

ennamo sollarey. naan laam TV la pattimandram parthu pongal kondaadi daan palakkam:(

Ghost Particle said...

Nice updates Jeevan, Happy Ponggal to you. Hope you had a good time.

visithra said...

ponggal nazhvaltukal ;)

praveen said...

impressive dude...hmm..jalli kattu..sounds nice...just like the one in virumandi i suppose??

it would be kewl to see how they actually celebrate pongal there..escpecially in the village..both my parents were brought up in the city..so i really have no idea as to what a village lifestyle is like...

WA said...

Nice pictures Jeevan. LOL @ PK's comment :)

Jeevan said...

Kath - Thanks friend. :)

adengappa - Thanks friend, yes i know.

amutha - Village people in Tamil nadu will only celebrate Pongal very grande.

Jeevan said...

ammu - Yes i enjoy the pongal very much. No friend i am not going to celebrate in river. Thanks.

Pk - nanum ippalam Pattimandram, Padikkada patanamma and Vijay's Voulavarkaludan Aathi. it has gone at least 5years i went to Villages and celebrate kaanum pongal and mattu Pongal.

Visithra - Nandri Visith.:)

Jeevan said...

GP - Thanks friend. yes the Pongal went well. how u too enjoyed the pongal.

Praveen - yes, jalli kattu will be like what u saw in Viruandi, But they have shown little, but in real the jalli kattu will be grand and it is a Dangeros game.

Angel - Thanks Friend. :)