1 of 20 Devotees prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai. Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamilians across the country. Reuters Women with their hands decorated with ... International Business Times India, 5 days ago
New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE), in a December three revision, added "Goverdhan Puja" and "Pongal" to its "List of Religious Holidays Permitting Student Absence from School" at the urging of Universal Society of Hinduism. It already ...Meri News, 2 weeks ago Jersey Adds 2 More Hindu Holidays to Excused Absence School List News India Times, 1 week ago
In a first of a 12-part series, we list out all the places you should visit and all the festivities you should be part of through the New Year! So what do we have lined up for 2015? Let's start with: January 1. The harvest festival Lohri (pictured above), Makar Sankranti, Pongal -- the harvest festival is known by different names in different parts of the country and is celebrated differently too. But the spirit remains the same. As an agrarian society, the harvest festival holds a special ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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