Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Ponggal everyone!

This must be the most happening and tiring Ponggal I ever had. Been driving around like crazy *sigh.

Anyway, last Saturday we had a Ponggal photoshoot at home. It's for a newspaper coverage and the article can be found here. Thanks to Padma who arranged it ;-). We did take some photos of our own and here are some of them:

1. The earthen pot to cook Ponggal, decorated with mango leaves and turmeric.
2. Fruits for prayers.
3. Prayer items.
4. The items you need to cook Ponggal - Brown sugar, milk, rice, ghee, cashew nuts and raisins.


5. Lighting up the Villaku.
6. Starting the fire.
7. Lalitha, my cousin is putting the pot on it's position.
8. We poured the milk into the pot and waited for it to boil.


9. Thivya, my neighbour is pouring in the rice once the milk has boiled.
10. My sis was stirring the rice + milk, while I was putting in cashewnuts and raisins into the pot.
11. The next item to go in is ghee.
12. The final product before the prayers.

The rest of the photos can be viewed in my Ponggal 2009 set

It took us more than 3 hours to get everything done. It was a tiring but exciting photoshoot. Thanks to everyone who were involved.


Ratu Syura said...

happy ponggal! you guys sure know how to celebrate! nice photos! :)

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi Ammu,

Pongal nalvazhthukkal.

Kavitha Rajan said...

hie ammu!!

pongal vazhthukkal !!


Veni said...

Hi Ammu,

Ponggal Valtukal !!!

anits said...

hi ammu..ennama ponggal vachirkingge..:) nice nice..tcare

love anits

yamini_meduri said...

happy pongal dear...!!

have a great time...your pictures remember me of my native home where i celebrate every pongal the same way as you all...!!!

have a great time...!!!

mayz said...

nice pics...happy pongal :)

பிரியமுடன்... said...

சாப்பிடுவதை மட்டும் காட்டவேயில்லை ஏன்?

எல்லாவற்றையும் நீங்களே சாப்பிட்டீங்களா? ஹாஅ.ஹா...
பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள். nice pics also...bye

starry nights said...

Happy pongal ammu.beautiful pictures and a happy celebration.

Voracious Blog Reader said...


Where is the Friday Nostalgic song?

I don't see them now-a-days. Please post them. I like them a lot.


tulipspeaks said...

Thank u everyone! Hope u all had a blast too!


Jeevan said...

Wow… this is something very best pongal celebrations in natures way. Very nice pictures :)