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Mattu Pongal: Amma worships cow and calf

15 Jan 2017 , Amritapuri Today is Mattu Pongal, the third day of the Tamil New Year. On this day, cows are worshiped as a visible form of God. They are celebrated for all the many ways that they help farmers and humanity as a whole. Today, as per tradition, Amma performed worship to one […]


Pongal festival – it’s meaning and significance

Pongal is celebrated the day on which the sun begins to move northwards is called ‘Makar Shankranti’. In Tamil Nadu this festival is called the Pongal or Thai Pongal. The period is referred to as Uttarayanam and is considered auspicious. Pongal is a four-day festival. The first day, Bhogi, is celebrated on the last day of […]