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Hey everyone πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

January is all about new beginnings and welcoming the first festival of the year..Pongal/ Makar Sankranti!!!

It is a festival dedicated to the Surya (The Sun God) and hence marks the beginning of all things new!!!

In all southern states of India the first day is celebrated as Bhogi, the first day of the pongal festival..
The Bhogi Mantalu ( Fire in Telugu language) wherein a bonfire is lit with cow dung cakes and wood!!

The Bhogi Bonfire!!


Old items are discarded and sacrificed in this fire, heralding new beginnings!!


Beautiful rangolis adorn the frontyards and not to forget kite flying and sugarcanes!!!

Rangolis depicting a pot being cooked on fire wood filled and overflowing with sweet pongal marking abundance and prosperity!!!

Pongal is cooked in every household, a sweet one and a savoury version alongside Masala vadais, everything adding on to the festive fervor and hence making the new year truly special!!!

Happy Pongal/ Makar Sankranti everyone!!!