The most popular festival in Tamil Nadu is :

(1) Gudipadwa
(2) Onam
(3) Bihu
(4) Pongal

Correct Answer : (4) The most popular festival in Tamil Nadu is Pongal.

Explanation:

Pongal is a thanksgiving celebration where people express their deep gratitude to mother nature for the produce of the year. Pongal also marks the beginning of the Tamil month called Thai, which is considered an auspicious month. It usually falls on the 14th or 15th of January each year. This is one of the most colorful harvest festivals of India celebrated for 4 days.

The first day is the Bhogi Festival devoted to Lord Indra for an abundance of rain. On the second day, newly harvested rice and milk are cooked outdoor and offered to Sun God. The third day is for cattle worship and on the fourth day, Pongal or traditional colored rice is offered with turmeric, betel leaf, and betel nuts.

Pongal is also the name of the dish made and eaten during this festival. It is a mixture of boiled sweet rice. It is derived from the Tamil word pongu, which means “to boil over”.

The famous festivals in Tamil Nadu are Pongal, Jallikattu, Chithirai and Adipperukku. Pongal is the most popular festival in Tamil Nadu.

FAQ’s related to Pongal Festival :

Which is the famous festival of Tamil Nadu?

The famous festivals of Tamil Nadu are Pongal, Jallikattu, Chithirai and Adipperukku. Pongal is the most popular festival in Tamil Nadu.

What is the importance of Pongal?

Pongal is a thanksgiving celebration where people express their deep gratitude to mother nature for the produce of the year.

Why is Pongal celebrated in January?

Pongal also marks the beginning of the Tamil month called Thai, which is considered an auspicious month. It usually falls on the 14th or 15th of January each year.

In which state Pongal is celebrated?

Pongal is the most popular festival in Tamil Nadu. The other famous festivals of Tamil Nadu are Jallikattu, Chithirai and Adipperukku.

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