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Pongal

Definition: In parts of India, January is the season for the rice harvest. Pongal is a three-day-long harvest festival celebrating the new crop.

Newly harvested rice is cooked in a special ceremony and fed to the local cows and bullocks, which are painted for the festival.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Pongal: Great Indian Thanksgiving
Hinduism Guide Subhamoy Das explains the customs and traditions of the holiday.

Pongal
Information and traditions of the harvest.

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