Pongal - the harvest festival

Pongal is a four-day harvest festival celebrated by Tamils in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia. 


The festival, also known as Thai Pongal, is celebrated on the first day of the Tamil month of Thai, typically in mid-January.


The word "Pongal" means "to boil" in Tamil. The festival comes from the traditional dish made from newly harvested rice boiled with milk and sweetened with jaggery. 


Pongal is also a time for families to come together, share meals, and exchange gifts. It is also an occasion to show gratitude to nature, especially the Sun, for a bountiful harvest.


Pongal is one of the most important festivals for Tamils, celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. On the first day of Pongal, called "Bhogi," people discard old belongings and buy new clothes. 


The second day is "Pongal," the primary festival day. People prepare and enjoy the traditional Pongal dish, exchange gifts, and participate in various games and sports. 


The third day is "Maattu Pongal," when people thank and make offerings to the cattle, which play a vital role in agricultural activities. On the fourth day, known as "Kaanum Pongal," people visit friends and family and participate in community gatherings.



Pongal festival is a time for dressing up and looking their best. At Nesavu kidswear brand, you can find the perfect attire for your little ones to mark the Pongal celebrations with a traditional look. 


From traditional silk dhotis for boys and Pattu pavadai for girls to stylish fusion wear, Nesavu has an outfit for every occasion. Celebrate this Pongal with your little ones in style with Nesavu kidswear.


In conclusion, Pongal is a festival of thanksgiving, joy, and family togetherness. At Nesavu, we hope to be a small part of your Pongal celebrations by offering traditional and stylish attire for your little ones. We wish you and your family a very happy Pongal.