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India Celebrates Pongal With Fervour

The harvest festival Pongal was celebrated across Tamil Nadu and various parts of the nation with fervour on Thursday. The famous jallikattu, the bull-taming sport, in Madurai added spice to the festivities.

January 14, 2021

People perform traditional rituals during Pongal festival in Hubballi district.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Avaniyapuram Jallikattu as the part of Pongal festival celebration, in Madurai.

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A devotee cooks sweet dishes on the occasion of Pongal festival, at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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Tamil women offer prayers as they cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai. This Hindu celebration, held according to the solar calendar, marks the beginning of the sun's northward movement and is considered to be auspicious.

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A participant tries to tame a bull during Avaniyapuram Jallikattu as the part of Pongal festival celebration, in Madurai.

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Tamil women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, in Mumbai.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Avaniyapuram Jallikattu as the part of Pongal festival celebration, in Chennai.

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Tamil women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai.

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Tamil women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, in Mumbai.

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Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Pongal festival, at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, along with her family members flies kite to celebrate the Pongal festival at Raj Bhavan, in Hyderabad.

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