Timings : January
Time Required : 4 Days
Celebrated During : January
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Mid-January is considered as an auspicious time to celebrate the Pongal festival. The harvest festival, Pongal, typically falls on the 14th or the 15th of January. Guntur has a lavish celebration of Pongal that anybody interested in observing local cultures should not miss.
Pongal festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu for about 4 days, most prominently in the southern state of India. Pongal is one of the most significant Hindu festivals of the year for Tamilians. The significance of this four-day festival is to seek blessings and be grateful to God.
Pongal is derived from the Tamil word "to boil" and is held in the month of January during the period when rice, cereals and other staples in Tamilian cooking are harvested. Pongal roughly coincides with Sankranti, which is celebrated as the harvest festival throughout the rest of India.
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