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In Pictures: Tamilians Celebrate Thai Pongal With Full Zeal

India | News18 | January 15, 2019, 8:42 pm
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 Pongal is one of the most popular festivals in Tamil Nadu. The festival of Thai Pongal is a thanksgiving ceremony where the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest. Take a look at the celebration pictures...<br /><br />Women cook special food as they celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Pongal is one of the most popular festivals in Tamil Nadu. The festival of Thai Pongal is a thanksgiving ceremony where the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest. Take a look at the celebration pictures...

Women cook special food as they celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Women hold utensils and sugarcane as they gear up to cook special food during Pongal celebrations at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Women hold utensils and sugarcane as they gear up to cook special food during Pongal celebrations at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Women in large numbers gear-up to cook mouth-watering dishes during the Pongal festivities in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Women in large numbers gear-up to cook mouth-watering dishes during the Pongal festivities in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees pray as musicians play traditional music during harvest festival 'Thai Pongal' in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Devotees pray as musicians play traditional music during harvest festival 'Thai Pongal' in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 A Tamil devotee worships during Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A Tamil devotee worships during Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 A decorated cow has been brought up to attract alms. (Image: AP)

A decorated cow has been brought up to attract alms. (Image: AP)

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 Tamilians cook Pongal during the Tamil harvest festival of Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, in Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

Tamilians cook Pongal during the Tamil harvest festival of Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, in Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil Hindu devotee prays during harvest festival 'Thai Pongal' at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil Hindu devotee prays during harvest festival 'Thai Pongal' at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Women prepare dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god during Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

Women prepare dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god during Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tamilians cook Pongal during the Tamil harvest festival of Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, in Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

Tamilians cook Pongal during the Tamil harvest festival of Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, in Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 Residents from Dharavi area celebrate the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Residents from Dharavi area celebrate the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Women prepare dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god during Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

Women prepare dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god during Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Tamil devotee worships during Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

A Tamil devotee worships during Thai Pongal, a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest, at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women prepare dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god during Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

Women prepare dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god during Pongal celebrations early morning in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women wait in a queue to collect water during Pongal celebrations at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Women wait in a queue to collect water during Pongal celebrations at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Women cook special food as they celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Women cook special food as they celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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