‘Bogi’ , ‘Pongal’ , ‘Maattuppongal’ are the three days of Pongal Festival.Makara Sankranti and Lohri of the north, it is also called Pongal Sankranti.Tamizhians refer to Pongal as “Tamizhar Thirunaal” (meaning “the festival of Tamizhians”). Makara Sankranti in turn is referred to in the Surya Siddhanta.Lets Proceed with Procedrue and Preparation of Thai Pongal.
How to decorate Ponga Panai(Pongal Pot):
Pongal is prepared in large decorated earthen pots. At home we prepare pongal in Vengalapanai
(bronze pot)Weather it is vengalapanai or earthern pot the decorations are depends from family to family. A turmeric and ginger plant, a small banana and a small piece of sugarcane are tied to the neck of the pot. Shaivaites and Vaishnavaites decorate the pot with Thiruneer( Vibhudi) and Thiruman, Shree Swarnam respectively.
Menu for Bogi:
We make Poli for Bogi:
Menu for Pongal:
Hope this post will help you guys to plan what to cook for Pongal Festival.