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" Ganges meet, a celebrated religious fair (Mela) takes place during this season. The same festival in the South of India is commonly called Pongal (or Pungal). It marks the commencement of the Tamil year, and is the day for congratulatory visits. People... "
An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans - Page 54
by India. Imperial Record Dept - 1914 - 123 pages
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Genealogy of the South-Indian Gods: A Manual of the Mythology and Religion ...

Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg - 1869 - 208 pages
...distributed among the people. This is the great day of visits among the Hindus. The salutation begins with the question, " Has the milk boiled ?" to which the answer is, " It has boiled ;" and from this the festival takes its name " Pongal" 1. e. "boiling." The third day...
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A Classical Dictionary of India: Illustrative of the Mythology, Philosophy ...

John Garrett - 1871 - 793 pages
...distributed among the people. This is the great day of visits among the Hindus. The salutation begins with the question, " has the milk boiled ?" to which the answer is, " it has boiled ;" and from this the festival takes its name "Pongal" ie "boiling-" leaves of the Margosa...
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Religious Thought and Life in India: An Account of the Religions of ..., Part 1

Sir Monier Monier-Williams - 1883 - 552 pages
...commencement of the Tamil year, and is the day for congratulatory visits. People purchase new cooking-pots and boil fresh rice in milk. Then they salute each...coloured, and mango leaves hung round their necks. Then they are led about in procession, exempted from all labour, and virtually, if not actually, worshipped....
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Religious Thought and Life in India: An Account of the Religions of ..., Part 1

Sir Monier Monier-Williams - 1885 - 552 pages
...visits. People -*f-, Y,. .. •. purchase new cooking-pots and boil fresh rice in milk. Then -yr •, V they salute each other with the question — ' Has...over.' In reality the South Indian festival seems f \ to be dedicated to the glorification of agriculture. Cattle are decorated with garlands, their...
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The Cyclopędia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia ..., Volume 3

Edward Balfour - 1885
...distributed among the people. This is the great day of visits among the Hindus. The salutation begins with the question, ' Has the milk boiled ? ' to which the answer is, ' It has boiled ; ' and from this the festival takes its name Pongol, ie boiling. The third day is...
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The Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia ..., Volume 3

Edward Balfour - 1885
...distributed among the people. This is the great day of visits among the Hindus. The salutation begins with the question, ' Has the milk boiled ? ' to which the answer is, ' It has boiled ; ' and from this the festival takes its name Pongol, ie boiling. The third day is...
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Brāhmanism and Hindūism: Or, Religious Thought and Life in India, as Based ...

Sir Monier Monier-Williams - 1891 - 603 pages
...commencement of the Tamil year, and is the day for congratulatory visits. People purchase new cooking-pots and boil fresh rice in milk. Then they salute each...coloured, and mango leaves hung round their necks. Then they are led about in procession, exempted from all labour, and virtually, if not actually, worshipped....
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