Pongal 2024 Date, Time & Significance | Tamil Calendar

Pongal is a popular South Indian harvest festival celebrated primarily in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in other parts of Southern India. It is a four-day festival that typically takes place in mid-January, marking the transition from the winter season to the spring season and the beginning of the harvest season. Pongal is one of the most important festivals in Tamil Nadu and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional fervor. Lets look at the Pongal date 2024, Pongal timing in 2024 and more details.

What is the date of Pongal in 2024 Tamil calendar?

15 January 2024 – Monday – Thai Pongal

What time should we keep Pongal?

You can keep pongal at any time before 6:00 AM but if you feel like its too early morning then perfect time to keep Pongal is 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM as per tamil calendar. You can check out the daily sheet of 15 January 2024 for more details.


Pongal 2024 Holidays in Tamil Nadu

DateDayName of the FestivalPongal Festival in Tamil
14 January 2024SundayBhogi Festivalபோகி பண்டிகை
15 January 2024MondayThai Pongalதை பொங்கல்
16 January 2024TuesdayMattu Pongalமாட்டு பொங்கல்
17 January 2024WednesdayKaanum Pongalகாணும் பொங்கல்

The four days of Pongal are typically celebrated as follows:.

Bhogi Pongal: The first day, known as Bhogi Pongal, is dedicated to the disposal of old and unused items. People clean their homes, discard old belongings, and light a bonfire to symbolize the burning of the past and the start of a fresh new year.

Thai Pongal: This is the main day of the festival, also known as Thai Pongal. On this day, people prepare the special Pongal dish and offer it to the Sun God as a sign of gratitude for a bountiful harvest. They wear new clothes, decorate their homes with colorful rangoli designs, and participate in various cultural activities.

Mattu Pongal: The third day, called Mattu Pongal, is dedicated to honoring cattle and other livestock, which play a crucial role in agriculture. Cattle are bathed, decorated with colorful garlands, and worshipped on this day.


Kaanum Pongal: The final day, known as Kaanum Pongal, is a day for family outings and picnics. People visit relatives and friends, exchange greetings, and enjoy the holiday together.


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