PONGAL IS the most auspicious festival among Tamils worldwide, including those in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, USA, Canada and Singapore. Pongal festival comes on Tamil calendar’s first day of auspicious 'Thai' month. The Tamil meaning of Pongal is “boiling over or spill over.” Pongal festival’s date is fixed for every year because it is derived from solar calendar.
Friends and family greets each other on the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu.
"May your life be long and your stocks be short, May your cars be hybrid and your heart be pure, May the God create a bail-out package for your sins in the past, May you make more per-year than Joe-the-plumber, May you find a fountain of youth in your backyard. Wish you a very Happy pongal and a Tamil New Year full of joy!"