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Pongal 2009

Pongal 2009

Pongal is celebrated on this date itself and also to celebrate the coming of spring. There are several ways of calculating the Hindu solar calendar, so Pongal date may vary by up to one day in various parts of India depending whether local custom dictates the use of the old or new Hindu calendar or astronomical tables. Pongal or Thai Pongal is also called Makara Sankaranthi, since it is celebrated on the first day of Thai when the Sun enters the Makara Rasi (Capricornus). This signals the end of winter and the onset of spring throughout the northern hemisphere. For the next six months, the days are longer and warmer.

As the day of Pongal celebration is decided according to the solar calendar, the Pongal date remains the same every year. Following are the date on which the four days of Pongal are celebrated:

Bhogi Festival : 13th January. (Every Year)
Pongal : 14th January. (Every Year)
Maathu Pongal : 15th January. (Every Year)
Kaanum Pongal : 16th January. (Every Year)

Pongal 2009 Festival

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Tamil Calendar Pongal 2009

Tamil Calendar 2009

Pongal 2009 is on January 15, Thursday

Harvest festival of Pongal falls falls in the month of January after the winter solstice. The date of the festival is derived from Solar Calendar hence it usually remains same. For Hindus the date of Pongal is extremely auspicious and astronomically significant. Around January 14, every year sun begins its six-months-long journey northwards or in Uttarayan and moves into the zodiac Capricorn or Makaram Rashi. This celestial event is celebrated as Pongal in South India.

Tamil Calendar Pongal 2009

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