Celebrated In: India
The fourth day of the three-day Pongal festivals is called Kaanum Pongal. In few places this day is otherwise called Karinaal or Thiruvalluvar Day. It is committed to the sun god, Surya and has its establishes in old Brahminical custom. Since Pongal is a country, agrarian based celebration that commends the harvests, the sun is a basic a piece of the transactions. This is on the grounds that the Sun is the image of life on Earth. Without the Sun, crops can't grow and develop. Without the Sun, harvests won't be ample.
On Kaanum Pongal, intricate powdered chalk plans of the sun god, Surya are drawn. When the promising month of Thai is underway, Surya is worshiped. Parcels of sugarcane dab the supplication to God territory. Crisply cooked nourishment including the common sweet dish 'Sarkarai pongal' is initially offered to Surya. Sugarcane that is offered is typical for sweetness and bliss in life. Sugarcane stalks and coconut- both favorable images of bounty are additionally offered to the Gods in satisfaction of an abundant collect in the anticipated year
Traditions & Rituals
This day is very much alike to Rakhsa Bandhan and Bhai Dhuj in that it is dominatingly a celebration where ladies offer requests to God for the wellbeing of their siblings. The ladies perform this custom before showering in the morning. All the ladies, junior and old, of the house, collect in the yard. The rice is set in the focal point of the leaf, while the ladies request that the house and family from their siblings ought to thrive. Arati is performed for the siblings with turmeric water, limestone and rice, and this water is sprinkled on the kolam before the house.
On this day, individuals venture out to see other relatives and the more youthful parts of the family pay tribute to the senior citizens, and the seniors thank them by giving token cash. Something else numerous do is forget sustenance on banana leaves for flying creatures to take. A lot of people South Indian individuals take the first bit of rice cooked in any given day and set it outside for the crows to take, so this is not so much a propensity just for Pongal. Some additionally go to sanctuary to love and thank god for all great things that are presented on them.