Jan 2019 – Pongal Celebration

Thai Pongal (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்) is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun.

For as long as people have been planting and gathering food, there has been some form of harvest festival. Pongal, one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year. This four-day festival of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word meaning “to boil” and is held in the month of Thai (January-February) during the season when rice and other cereals, sugar-cane, and turmeric (an essential ingredient in Tamil cooking) are harvested.

On 19-Jan-2019, Tamil Community in Watford, UK, celebrated Pongal with prayers at Watford Murugan Temple.

  • Kids showcased their skills on music, dance and drama.
  • Ladies performed special prayer songs.
  • Food was served to all the devotees

Few photos from the event