Pongal – The Village Way

The Sun, the Cow and the Farmer are a celebrated trifecta in this agrarian economy. Every year in January, the line between villagers and urban populace is blurred as everyone comes out in festival regalia to pay their respects in traditional fashion. The high point of the celebration is signified by an overflowing pot of milk, which just happens to be your cue to join in and yell “Pongal O’ Pongal!”.