Pongal 2024 - 2024 Pongal Festival Date and Significance

Pongal 2024 - Many festivals are also going to come in the new year and today we will talk about Pongal. Let us inform you that the festival of Pongal is a very popular Hindu festival to be celebrated in the states of South India, while it is also celebrated in the form of Makar Sankranthi in North India. Thus, this holy festival of Pongal is celebrated with great fanfare in the states of South India.

According to some sources, it is said that the beginning of the New Year in Tamil Nadu is also considered from Pongal festival. The history of this festival is not very old but it is almost a thousand years old tradition. Please let us tell you that the Pongal festival is celebrated with great fanfare in South India, besides the neighboring countries of Sri Lanka, along with Canada and America in many other countries. But this is mainly the festival of the Tamil people.

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When is the festival of Pongal in 2024

Let us tell you when is Pongal in 2024. This year, it will be celebrated on 15th January 2024, Sunday. While one day before the festival of Makar Sankranti is also celebrated in India. But primarily, it is of importance in South India. So far you know that this is a popular festival celebrated in the Indian South States but now let us tell you about the significance of this festival. So tell that the basic importance of the Pongal festival is related to agriculture. According to the solar calendar, this festival comes on the first date of Tamil month ie 14 or 15 January. If we talk about the 2024 Pongal festival, it will be celebrated on 15 January 2024 in India. In the state of Tamil Nadu, the crops of sugarcane and paddy were harvested quite well in January. For this reason, the farmers' fields become lush green because of the blessings of nature, and there is a good harvest due to which the people worship the Sun God, Indra, and the cow and bull. Pongal festival is celebrated in South India for 3 to 4 days. People believe that on this festival, many people go on the right path by giving up bad habits.


Pongal 2024 Festival Date and Time

Bhogi Pongal Festival 2024: 15th January 2024, Sunday

Surya Pongal 2024: 15th January 2024, Monday

Mattu Pongal 2024: 16th January 2024, Tuesday

Kaanum Pongal 2024: 17th January 2024, Wednesday

Significant times for Pongal 2024

  • Sunrise: 15 January 2024 (7:14 A.M.)
  • Sunset: 15 January 2024 (5:57 P.M.)
  • Sankranti Moment: 15 January 2024 (2:45 A.M.)

Four Days of Pongal Festival

On the first day of Pongal

For information, let us inform you that on the first day of Pongal, Devraj Indra is worshipped with great reverence. In this, the women burn the Holi and dance all around the flames.

On the second day of Pongal

The second day is celebrated in the form of the sun Pongal festival. People of this second place make a special kind of kheer.

On the third day of Pongal

At this special festival of Pongal, people worship cows, oxen, and bulls which are all agricultural animals.

Fourth and last day of the Pongal Festival

The last day of the Pongal festival is celebrated as Kanya Pongal. However, this day is also known to be known by the name of Thiruvallur.


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