Recipes for Bogi Festival
Bogi is celebrated on the previous day of Pongal (i.e last day of the Tamil month 'Margazhi')
The whole house is cleared off the clutters and cleaned. Some even paint the house.
People gather in the streets early morning to burn all the clutters.
Recipes for Pongal
The house is decorated with colorful Kolams (Rangoli). Only new rice, dhal and jaggery is used for preparing the offerings for Pongal.The pooja is generally performed outside the house where there is plenty of sunlight unlike other rituals which is typically performed in the pooja room.Kolams are drawn depicting the sun and moon.
In villages, Pongal is also cooked outside the house in a new pot.Nowadays this is prepared using pressure cooker.
|Kolam depicting sun and moon|
Recipes for Kanu Pongal
Generally Kalandha sadham (Variety rice) is prepared for Kanu pongal.It is celebrated on the day after Pongal. This day is also dedicated to thank the cattles (called as Maatu Pongal).