Pongal 2021 Festival: Pongal is one of the biggest harvest festivals celebrated by Hindus in India. It is majorly celebrated by the people of Tamil Nadu with great felicity and joy. The readers would know the real way of worship, doing which every day will become a festival. Read on further to know the significance and other important details of the festival.
Pongal 2021 Festival: Highlights
- Pongal means “spilling over”. It is known after the tradition of cooking freshly harvested rice in milk along with jaggery in a clean vessel and allow it to boil until it spills over
- The boiled rice in milk and jaggery is served with ghee and dry fruits. This dish is named as Pongal
- This traditional sweet dish is offered to deity Surya Dev as the sense of gratification for great harvest
- The four days of the Pongal festival starting from first till the last day are named as Bogi Pandigai , Thai Pongal, Mattu Pongal and Kannum Pongal
- Thai Pongal is the second and the most significant day which coincide with Makar Sankranti festival celebrated in Northern part of India
- Know the real way to please the God Kabir Saheb, and get all the benefits in human life, most important to attain salvation.
When and How Long Is Pongal Celebrated?
Pongal is celebrated all the span of four days. According to the Tamil calendar, the festivity begins on the last day of the month of Margazhi and ends on the third day of Thai. In 2021, Pongal celebrations will commence on 14th January 2021 and end on 17th January 2021.
What Is the Significance of Pongal 2021 Festival?
The four day long festival marks the onset of Uttarayan, which is the beginning of the sun’s movement from southwards to northwards. It also marks the start of spring and end of harvesting season. The day before Thai Pongal people celebrate – Bogi Pandigai by cleaning the homes, discarding the old clothes and old items and light bonfires to mark the start of a new beginning.
Thai Pongal is the most auspicious day as on this day Tamil people wake up early, take baths, wear new clothes, and worship the Sun god. On this day, people make Pongal dish that is rice cooked in milk and jaggery and serve it as a Prasad. Thai Pongal symbolizes growth and prosperity.
The third day, Mattu Pongal is marked as a OWE to the cattle. On this day people decorate their cattle and worship them for being the essential part of their farming. The last day of Pongal, Kaanum Pongal is celebrated by doing family gatherings. The readers should realise that all such worships are against the holy scriptures.
Which Festivals Coincide With the Pongal 2021?
Pongal is celebrated with different names and diverse customs & traditions in other states of the country. In Punjab and Haryana, Pongal is celebrated as Maghi. The day before Maghi, the festival of Lohri is celebrated. In Gujarat , Maharashtra and Rajasthan, the day is known as Makar Sankranti. On the day of Makar Sankranti, devotees take a dip in holy water and worship Sun god. People of Gujarat laud this day by flying kites with paper lamps filling the sky with light.
Worship of God Surya Dev, Lord Indra – Is This the Correct Way of Doing Worship?
The worship of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv and other deities is not at all fruitful. It is completely futile. The readers can get the evidence in our Holy book Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 7 Shlok 15.
It has been said that those, whose knowledge has been stolen by the Trigun Maya (those who are limited to the worship of Brahma Ji, Vishnu Ji, Shiv Ji), such low men with demoniac nature, evil-doers and fools, do not worship me, Brahm who is above these three.
Even Brahm or kaal is not a complete God. He is the owner of twenty one brahmands and we are living in one of them. Complete God is Purna Brahm (Param Akshar Purush) about Whom it is mentioned in Holy Gita Adhyay 2 Shlok 46.
Sat-Bhakti Has No Substitute
The only relief in this world can be obtained by doing Eternal Devotion or Sat bhakti of Puran Parmatma (Supreme God) Kabir Saheb Who is the Sustainer of all.
In Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Adhyay no. 15 Shlok no. 17
UttamH, purushH, tu, anyaH, Parmatma, iti, udahrtH,
YaH, loktryam , aavishya, bibharti, avyyaH, iishwarH (Gita15:17)
Translation: The Supreme God is, however, someone else, Who by entering the three loks, sustains everyone and is called as Eternal Supreme God. It is also evident that Uttam Purush also known as Param Akshar Purush Who is distinct from Akshar & Kshar Purush mentioned in Gita Adhyay no. 15 Shlok no. 16.
Take Sat-Bhakti From Enlightened Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj
Sant Rampal ji has explained in His Satsang (Spiritual Discourse) that real bliss in life can come by reciting the name of True God Kavir Dev. When the seeker comes in the refuge of Kavir Dev (God Kabir) by means of a Complete Guru, and gets connected with the Satnaam/ Sarnaam, then pain of birth and death end forever, and one attains the real supreme peace in the Eternal Abode Satlok.
Sant Rampal ji is the only Tatvdarshi Saint at present in the entire universe. Recognize Him and get Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Him to get complete salvation so that supreme peace can be guaranteed. To learn more Read The Sacred Book The Way of Living.