Today was the Pongal festival of harvesting, which is celebrated across much of south India. This was also a public holiday in Bengaluru. We where invited to Arun Patre and his family where we had a very nice lunch.
Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festival of South India, mainly Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan – sun’s journey northwards.