Mattu Pongal is the day when cattle are given rest and prayed for.
The third day of Thai Pongal is referred to as Mattu Pongal, and it is a festival where people offer prayers to cows, bulls and other farm animals.
Cows and bulls are revered and venerated in India: cows provide nourishment in the form of milk, while bulls are essential for herding and oxen plow fields.
This way, it represents renewal and the change of season. On the day of Mattu Pongal, cattle are worshiped by Tamil people all over the world.
Cattle and rice are linked, as they play a vital role in farms and help farmers to earn their everyday income.
Beads, bells, sheaves of corn and flower garlands are used to decorate their necks.
On this special day, people approach the decorated cattle and touch their foreheads and feet, after which an The Hindu celebration of Mattu Pongal is celebrated on the 15th of January almost year, although sometimes it falls on the day after.Pongal is cooked in earthenware decorated with sugar cane pieces and fresh leaves of turmeric.It is believed that milk overflowing from one side of the pot while cooking the or colorful decoration that has been created in the yard.Kaanum Pongal is also acknowledged as ‘Thiruvalluvar Day’ in remembrance of the great Tamil philosopher and poet named ‘Thiruvalluvar’.Kaanum Pongal is the day of relaxation and enjoyment and people spend time by socializing or visiting each other’s house.In Tamil Nadu, Kaanum Pongal is also referred as ‘Virgin Pongal’ as it is enthusiastically celebrated by unmarried girls. This Hindu celebration that takes place in mid-January is an important occasion for the Tamil people, who give thanks for the sun and the harvest.There is also a tradition of presenting gifts to one another as a token of love.Since Kaanum Pongal is the day of socializing, parks, zoos, theatres, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and other tourist destinations remain extremely crowded on this day.Prepare them and enjoy the nostaligic feeling of Traditional Pongal Kaanum Pongal marks the end of the Pongal celebrations.The word ‘kaanum’ in Tamil means ‘to visit’ and so on the day of Kaanum Pongal families hold reunions.