Celebrating Pongal in Chennai
Pongal is a 4-day long Tamil festival celebrating the end of the winter solstice, heralding the arrival of the harvest season. It is celebrated at the beginning of the month of Thai/Tai. Offerings of boiled milk and sweets are made to appease the gods to ensure a bountiful harvest. Pongal refers to the sacrificial milk boiling over.
Here is a brief explanation of the events and celebrations you can expect while celebrating Pongal in Chennai.