What is the First Day of Pongal Known As
The answer to this question is BHOGI.
To show thankfulness towards Mother Nature and God for the good harvest season, the festival of Pongal is celebrated especially by the farmers. Pongal is celebrated in the southern part of India by Tamil Hindus and also in Sri Lanka for consecutive four days, each day bearing different importance. Among those four days, the first day of Pongal is known as Bhogi and Lord Indra is worshipped on this day.
- Pongal is celebrated to celebrate the harvest and show gratitude to nature.
- It is celebrated in the month of January every year.
- The name ‘Pongal’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘Ponga’ which means ‘to boil’.
- Pongal is a four-day-long festival.
- The first day of Pongal is known as Bhogi
- The second day is known as Surya Pongal. On this day Sun God is worshipped.
- The third day of Pongal is known as Mattu Pongal. On this day, Cows are worshipped.
- The fourth and last day is known as Kaanum Pongal.
FAQs Related to What is the First Day of Pongal Known As
Q1. How is the first day of Pongal celebrated?
Ans. Bhogi day is celebrated by cleaning and disposing of old belongings, wearing new clothes, and decorating houses to indicate a new beginning.
Q2. For how many days Pongal is celebrated?
Ans. Pongal is celebrated for consecutive four days.