Pongal 2019: People are sharing experiences on Whatsapp, SMS and other social media circuits

Pongal 2019 is here and the festivities are getting us excited. Have a look at how people are celebrating this harvest festival.
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Pongal 2019 is here and has brought about much joy and love, as always. The harvest festival, dedicated to the Sun God, is celebrated by Indians all over, with much excitement. People celebrate it by cooking traditional festive dishes and visiting temples. Also celebrated as Makara Sankranti, the festival, like many other traditional celebrations, has many sweet dishes associated with it. The most popular one being Pongal, which is made from rice and milk. Well, the age of social media has got Indians all over the world closer, as wishes are spread far and wide with online networkings tools such as Whataspp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and text messaging, to name a few. 

So what are people sharing on social media? Let us have a dekko and try to bask in the warmth of all the festivities. While many online users are spreading lovely greetings and wishes to each other, yet others are sharing real pictures of how they are celebrating the harvest festival. From cooking traditional cuisines to decorating their homes, people are going all out to see that they are leaving no stone unturned in ringing in the grand fest. 

People in Tamil Nadu also have a double celebration. They are trying to catch two big releases of the holiday - Viswasam and Petta. People are sharing pictures from cinema halls as to how this holiday has become all the more fun for them.

North Indians celebrate Lohri at the same time. The popular winter, Punjabi folk festival is celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus in the northern part of India.  The festival is observed the night before Makar Sankranti, also known as Maghi, and according to the solar part of the lunisolar Bikrami calendar. The festivals of India, which people celebrate with enthusiasm and love, just establishes the fact that the Indian subcontinent is still very much influenced by a history that is several millennia old. 

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