Pongal

Mumbai celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal

The festival, marking the transition of the Sun from the Dhanu (Sagittarius) sign to the Makara (Capricorn) constellation, signals the start of the summer solstice, with days gradually getting longer and warmer.

Jan 15, 2020, 19:43 PM IST

On Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu and Uttarayan, Sudarsan Pattnaik's vibrant sand art promises hope

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path.

Jan 15, 2020, 19:05 PM IST

Soundarya Rajinikanth, Samantha Akkineni and other South stars throng Twitter to wish 'Happy Pongal'!

Pongal and Makar Sankranti coincide making it a festive atmosphere in the country. 

Jan 15, 2020, 14:37 PM IST

Pongal 2020: Here's how the festival is celebrated

Pongal is one of the most important festivals of Tamil Nadu and falls around the same time as Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Pongal is celebrated to express gratitude to Sun God. 

Jan 15, 2020, 08:49 AM IST

Bhogi 2020: Here's how South stars pour Pongal wishes on Twitter

On Bhogi, people let go off their old things and focus on new beginnings.

Jan 14, 2020, 12:19 PM IST

Jallikattu returns to Madurai with stricter norms, competitions to be held from Jan 15-31

Around 2,000 bulls are likely to take part in various Jallikattu events all across Tamil Nadu during the Pongal festival. 

Jan 11, 2020, 08:05 AM IST

Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

Our crops are different, our festivals and new year celebrations fall on different dates and we speak different languages and follow different religions. It is time for sarkari babus to know that diversity is important for Indian unity.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

S Shankar's Indian 2 first look out: Kamal Haasan returns as Senapathi

A sequel to 1994 Tamil blockbuster "Indian", the project also stars Kajal Aggarwal as the leading lady.

Jan 15, 2019, 10:15 AM IST

B-Town wishes 'love', 'happiness' on Lohri, Pongal

As the festive fervor has set in with festivals like Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Hema Malini wished love and happiness to their fans on the occasion.

Jan 13, 2019, 15:00 PM IST

Rajinikanth's 'Petta' to release on Pongal next year? Here's what we know

The makers are yet to officially announce the release date. 

Sep 26, 2018, 14:09 PM IST

Pongal celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; Jallikattu peps up festive zeal

The harvest festival of 'Pongal' was celebrated with traditional fervour across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Sunday.

Jan 14, 2018, 21:13 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri

In a series of tweets, PM Modi greeted various communities celebrating the festivals in different forms in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Gujarat.

Jan 14, 2018, 18:59 PM IST

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Jan 14, 2018, 13:50 PM IST

Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal with traditional fervour

People across Tamil Nadu on Sunday celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal thanking rain, sun and farm animals.

Jan 14, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on January 14, 2018, to wish the entire nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu.

Jan 14, 2018, 08:54 AM IST

Bogi festival: Smoke disrupts flight services in Chennai

The Chennai International Airport witnessed massive smoke due to the burning of old articles on Bogi festival.

Jan 13, 2018, 08:53 AM IST

Tamil Nadu transport workers end strike, bus services return to normal

Bus services returned to normal in Tamil Nadu on Friday after transport workers withdrew their eight- day old strike over wage related issues.

Jan 12, 2018, 10:44 AM IST

Thirty-six injured in Jallikattu event at Avanipuram

Thirty-six people were injured, one of them seriously, in a Jallikattu event held at Avanipuram in the district amid high-security today in which more than 900 bulls were used, police said.

Feb 05, 2017, 17:09 PM IST