Organisation : Dinamalar
Contest Name : Samuthaya Pongal Potti 2021 Participate & Win 1 Lakh
Applicable For : Open to All
Website : https://www.dinamalar.com/news_detail.asp?id=2687178
Dinamalar Samuthaya Pongal Potti
Happy Tamil Pongal. Regardless of where you live in the apartment cate community, housing unit and colony town, village, you can participate in the ‘Community Pongal Festival Competition’.
On the 14th of Pongal, the family gathers together with friends, relatives and neighbors to celebrate ‘Community Pongal’.
Who Can Participate?
Anyone, regardless of race, religion or language, can eligible to participate in Samuthaya Pongal Potti 2021.
How to Participate?
Take a 2-minute video of the ceremony and send it via Telegram App to 87547 06222 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on the same day.
How to Send Video?
Step 1 : Type Dmrnxt.in/t in the address bar
Step 2 : Download the Telegram app.
Step 3 : Join to the Telegram App Dinamalar Channel and
Step 4 : Visit https://t.me/dinamalardaily
Step 5 : Send your video by telegram to 8754706222.
Be sure to include feedback on how many people attended, how well you organized, and how different the celebration was.
Top 10 celebration videos, will get a prize of Rs.10,000.
** ‘Community Pongal’ is a festival held by many families together. Celebration videos of individual and individual families are not eligible for the competition.
** The two-minute video should focus on the Pongal celebration. Competitors should not send videos of celebrations or persons unrelated to themselves.
** The sender is responsible for the videos released on the Dinamalar Telegram site after winning the contest.
** During the Pongal festival, a group of at least 10 families should be included.Regarding the competition, the decision of the selection committee is final.
Pongal is also referred to as Thai Pongal, is a multi-day Hindu harvest festival of South India, particularly in the Tamil community. It is observed at the start of the month Tai according to Tamil solar calendar,[and this is typically about January 14.
It is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, the Surya, and corresponds to Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival under many regional names celebrated throughout India.The three days of the Pongal festival are called Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Maattu Pongal.
According to tradition, the festival marks the end of winter solstice, and the start of the sun’s six-month-long journey northwards when the sun enters the zodiac Makara (Capricorn).The festival is named after the ceremonial “Pongal”, which means “to boil, overflow” and refers to the traditional dish prepared from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery (raw sugar).
To mark the festival, the pongal sweet dish is prepared, first offered to the gods and goddesses (goddess Pongal), followed sometimes with an offering to cows, and then shared by the family. Festive celebrations include decorating cows and their horns, ritual bathing and processions.
It is traditionally an occasion for decorating rice-powder based kolam artworks, offering prayers in the home, temples, getting together with family and friends, and exchanging gifts to renew social bonds of solidarity.
Pongal is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Tamil people in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry in India. It is also a major Tamil festival in Sri Lanka.
It is observed by the Tamil diaspora worldwide, including those in Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.