Being one of the major Festivals of India, Pongal is celebrated all over India. At different regions, it is known by different names. It is known as Lohri in Punjab, Makar Sankranti in the North Indian states, Hadaga in Maharashtra, Bihu in Assam, Bhogi, Kanumu, Thai Pongal and Poki festival. Grand feasts are arranged on this day and people light bon fire to make this festival a magnificent occasion.
The Pongal festival is celebrated to invite good harvesting year. Temples are visited on the day of Pongal to seek God’s blessings. Various cultural programs and ceremonies are arranged during Pongal to make the festival a successful one.
On the auspicious occasion of the Pongal, people gift their near and dear ones with interesting souvenirs and gift items. Gift your loved ones with decorative pieces, dry fruit hampers, pooja accessories, Lord Sun sculptures, sweet hampers, fresh flowers, calendar, good luck plants, diary and games items.
ISA will celebrate this festival with all Indian and international community people. All Indian community members such as faculty, students, families, and friends will actively participate with traditional attire. And also, we will have a lot of fun in the event including food.