Saturday, January 10, 2009

About Pongal

How kite flying and Pongal (or Makara Sankranthi) are related no on eknows for sure, but this is the day when you can see people across India flying kites, more so in Hyderabad. Kites of all sizes,colours, designs and patterns fight with each other for their place under the sun. Pongal marks the beginning of the harvest season and the sun’s journey to the ‘Tropic of cancer’.

Pongal (or Sankranthi) is one of the biggest festivals of South India and it is celebrated for Three continuous days. These days are known as Bhogi Festival, Sankranthi Festival and Kannuma Festival.

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