Sunday, January 13, 2013

பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள் / Pongal Wishes

இனிய பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள் / Happy Pongal
Pic by Jeevan (mom's kolam)
தை திங்கள்  திருநாள் 
தொன்மை வாய்ந்த  தமிழர் திருநாள்
கால்நடைகள் தொட்டு  
வேர்வை சொட்ட
உழைக்கும் உழவர் திருநாள் 

மழையின்றி வெயிலின்றி 
அயராமல் உழைத்து 
உலகுக்கே உணவளிக்கும் உழவாளி 
வானுக்கும் பூமிக்கும் 
இடைப்பட்ட வாழ்வை இணைக்கும் விவசாயி. 

வாழும்  வள்ளல்களாகிய 
நம் விவசாயிகளை வாழ்த்தி
போற்றி பாதுகாதிட உருதிஎடுதிடுவோம் .

Thai moon festival
the ancient Tamil festival
touching livestock’s
and dropping of sweaters
working farmer’s festival.

Unexpected to rain and sun
working tirelessly
the farmer, feeds the world
connecting the co-existence
between earth and sky.

To the living philanthropist
farmers, let wish and take vow
to praise and protect their deeds.


Pongal, is a harvesting festival of Tamil people, festival of farmers, who feed food for the entire world. It’s a way of thanksgiving natural elements, cattle’s that assist the farmers for good harvest. Pongal is celebrated as four day festival in Tamil Nadu, with the beginning of the Tamil month Thai (Jan 14 or sometime 15) which believed to bring flourish, prosper and hope into life.

As per Tamil proverb ‘Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum’, which means the birth of Thai will show signs of new path in life. Pongal also marks the cultural identity of Tamil and a route of thanksgiving nature in their unique way of boiling rice – which is the meaning of Pongal; and worshiping cattle’s and sun and rain for their basic sustain throughout the cultivation.

This year the nature wasn't favorable for farmers, as well farming faced a severe setback with lack of rain and prevention of opening Kaveri water from neighboring state, all leads to destruction of crops.I hope and wish nature provides plenty of good deeds to farmers, flourishing ever like before and farmer’s golden paddy grains gain more scope than gold in trade market. So wish you all a very Happy Pongal. இனிய பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள்.


TexWisGirl said...

it sounds like a wonderful celebration, but very sorry for a terrible crop year. many farmers in the US had a similar drought this year.

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like a beautiful festival, Jeevan. Our farmers in this country have struggled this past year also with drought, lack of water, etc.

Hopefully the festival will bring some GOOD LUCK to the farmers during the upcoming year.

Devilish Angel said...

Happy Pongal...

Priya said...

Happy Pongal to you and your family!!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wishing you a wonderful & Happy Pongal !

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wishing you and folks the very best Jeevan. I miss the festivity and the spirit of TN during pongal.

Rajesh said...

Wish you Happy Makar Sankranti.

Destination Infinity said...

Wonderful poem on Pongal. Wishing you very happy Pongal, as well.

Destination Infinity

George said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem and for the explanation of the Pongal festival. I hope the farmers have a much better year this year.

Krishna said...

Happy Pongal to you and your family, kolam is also good


Meoww said...

What a nice poem Jeevan :) Missing the karumbu!!

Renu said...

Happy Pongal and I wish god is always kind to farmers.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a wonderful harvest and a magical Pongal!

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Pattu Raj said...

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