New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Pongal is a popular harvest festival of South India, which is mainly dedicated to the Sun God. It is celebrated primarily in Tamil Nadu and the four days festival falls every year around mid-January. The festival marks the beginning of Uttarayan, which means the sun starts moving in the north from this day.

This year, Pongal is being celebrated from January 14 to January 18. The first day of the festival is known as “Bhogi” and is dedicated to Indra, the god of rain. On this holy day, people throw old and neglected things and concentrate on new things.

The second day of Pongal is known as ''Thai Pongal'' which celebrates the Sun God. On this day, people have a morning bath and draw rangolis and kolams. This is followed by preparing special dishes to offer to the Sun.

The third day of Pongal is known as the ''Mattu Pongal''. On this day, cows are decorated with garlands and bells and are worshipped. This day is celebrated to thank the farm animals for their help in the production of crops.

The last day of Pongal is the “Kaanum” (or Kanu) Pongal. On this day, the leftover Pongal dish along with betel nuts, betel leaves and sugarcane are kept in the open on a turmeric leaf.

So here are some Happy Pongal Wishes, Messages, SMS, Greetings, Quotes & Slogans for your beloved ones.

Sending your way the most fortunate warm wishes on the happy occasion of Pongal, have lots of happiness and fun. Happy Pongal

May the almighty bless you all with the best of health, wealth & prosperity. Wishing you a prosperous future and a happy Pongal!

Show your gratitude to the almighty for every blessing you have in your life. Happy Pongal!

Warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of Pongal, May all your worries and fears diminish from your life and fill your heart with calm and healthy thoughts. Happy Pongal

May Parvati shower her blessings, May Lord Ganesha gives his praisings, May all harvests get more yield and our cattle always help us in the field. Happy Pongal 2020

Hope this Pongal marks the start of a harvest season which is happy and successful for you in every way and brings with it prosperity, good luck and moments to cherish.

Pongal marks joy and cheer and brings along everything that’s best. May the festival of harvest season be one that brings along with it all that’s best and everything you deserve. Have a memorable Pongal.

I pray that this festival may be the start of your brighter days filled with happiness, good luck and prosperity. Happy Pongal 2020!

Greetings on Pongal! May the harvest festival ensure you always have the best food and best life.

Sending my warm wishes and love to you and your family on this auspicious festive occasion. Wishing you a bright and joyful Sankranti and Happy Pongal!

Wishing that this festival brings good luck and prosperity and hoping that it is joyous, and fills your days ahead with happiness. Have a wonderful Pongal.

Wishing you a long and happy life, prosperity, loving family and friends and may every dream of yours become reality.

Posted By: Talib Khan