Saturday, January 20, 2007

Pongal Day

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It’s my wish to celebrate the Pongal in the traditional way, even though we had no way to bring the old style of the pongal, which celebrates, in village sides. This year we (Tamil Nadu) faced a new equality pongal with out seeing the religions all were gather and celebrate. As I said in my recent post most people in cities use the other vessels than sand pot to cook pongal. I had a point that I should not give it, so urged my parents to buy a new sand pot for the pongal, even though we had a old pot, I needed only new ones. Wake up early to do not miss the special programs on TV; the pongal was over flowing from the Pot when the sun was on the top, rushed to click a snap of it.
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Placing the pot in the center of the kolam on the opened gateway, it naturally took us to the traditional way, when we showing the camphor adoration to the pongal pot, and the sun; shouting Pongalo Pongal was very warm that we had a best one forever. We also got some support from a neighbor for the equality pongal. The best wishes would be from them, as they feel happy by the way we celebrate it and we also shared the sweets and pongal with them. I felt that in my apartment most don’t likes to share the festivals or the enjoyment with others, except some whom like the one who comes forward interestedly to share the pongal. Now I really miss my old neighbors in my old place who are even ready to put love fight with us for their share in our pongal. How sweet it was!!

The place was very silent, only parents, my grandma and me were presented to worship the sun. My bro was off from this as he was wandering with his friends for the first day ticket for new release films. Even thought it was bore time, I was happy that we are celebrating our festival in good mood.
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very Nice pictures.Thanks Jeevan.The Kolam looks gorgeous!!!You mom is so good at choosing the colours ,adds so much to the festive look. Glad to know you had a lovely celebration
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Ponniyinselvan said...

dear jeevan,
really beautiful kolams.hope that the pongal also would have been so delicious and superb

ashok said...

belated Pongal wishes Jeevan...

Syam said...

nostalgic Jeevan... :-)

Jo said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Pongal. :-)

Anonymous said...

lovely pics...looks like u celebrated pongal in the traditional way!

WA said...

sooperaa kondaaduneenga polarukku Pongal.

Anonymous said...

Hello jeevan,
//Even thought it was bore time, I was happy that we are celebrating our festival in good mood.
// Man... that is what is more important!!!
And it is very heart warming to see u celebrate the festival in the right way. Ofcourse- city'la oru alavuku dhaan typically celebrate panna mudiyum.
Nice snaps!! :)
And a happy-sweet family!
Keep rocking!

Anonymous said...

Wwwoooowwwwwww Jeeva, superb kolams buddy :)
who put it ? jeevan amma????
Nice pongal celebration..happy for you

Keshi said...

How nice!

Keshi.

Anonymous said...

kalakkirenga jeevan! thats most authentic way to celeberate pongal!

Jeevan said...

Anonymous – Thanks, u r welcomed:) Thank you again for praising my mom’s kolam! We had a best.

Ponniyinselvan – Hi ma:) Its tastes very nice, as it was done in sand pot. Thank you!!

Ashok – Thank you; hope u had a nice time with your family:)

Syam – Thanks Friend:)

Jo – yes, we had it:)

Anand – Thanks, hum… we made.

Angel (WA) – Aamango! :)

Marutham – Hi! Thank you Marutham, ur comment was so warning too:) how did u made your day on Pongal?!

Thooya – Thank you dear:) ya its amma’s kolam! Happy to you too.

Keshi – Thanks keshi

Nirek – Thanks brother;)

Anonymous said...

hey nalla rangoli podaranga jeevan unga veetla..

arumaiya irukkudhu andha paal pongum snap..gud post to remember our country festival...

Jeevan said...

Ramya - Thanks a lot ramya:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeevan!
Lovely pics and lovely written story about celebrate Pongal.
Thank you for sharing! This is new for me.
Take care!

@nith@ said...

hey jeevan...
the pics look beautiful..
and the kolam is simply gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

//Thooya – Thank you dear:) ya its amma’s kolam! Happy to you too.//

WOW, to be honest i have never seen such a beautiful kolam in my life. i hv been to india couple of times. i did not see any kolam like this. i have seen small white ones.

next time i come i will take some kolam classes from jeevan amma ;) what do you say? ;)

visithra said...

thats really beautiful - the kolam - the decor with the ponggal pannai on the kolam - looks like u took a lot of effort to give us a net ponggal - do tell ur mom it looks really pretty

Anonymous said...

beautiful dear!!! i love the colors....

Anonymous said...

All the photos were great man! Very beautiful indeed...keep up the good work!

Jeevan said...

Krystyna – Thanks so much, glad u like our celebration:)

Anitha – Thank you:) and thanks for visiting!!

Thooya – hehehe… Thanks for your complement!! What can I say, if u had decided… sure u can visit:) She proud about her kolam, when I said thooya likes to learn kolam form you:)

Visith – Thanks a lot dear. had told about your comment tooo.

Kathy – Thank you dear:)…

Vikram – Welcome here:) Thanks you vikram!! Sure will try…