Pongal And Its 4 Days’ Significance
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in January month every year. The name ‘Pongal’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘Ponga’ which means ‘to boil’. Pongal is a four-day-long festival. The first day of Pongal is known as Bhogi and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra. The second day of Pongal is devoted to Sun God and is known as Surya Pongal. The third and the second last day of Pongal is known as Mattu Pongal and is commemorated for the Cows. And the fourth and last day that marks the end of this four days auspicious journey is known as Kaanum Pongal.
What is the first day of Pongal known as?
The first and the foremost day of the Pongal is known as Bhogi and is celebrated in respect of Lord Indra. Pongal is a four-day-long festival that is celebrated to glorify the harvest and thank nature and its elements.