Surya -We cherish You


Boiling of rice with jaggery and milk,
cashew, raisins and cardamom
a way to celebrate the festival–Pongal.

A thanksgiving to Surya (Sun God).
An abundant harvest with good returns
mark the onset of January.

All that grows and flourishes,
all those who enjoy and revel.
Owe their gratitude to Surya.

It is an offering to the energy.
that made everything possible.
A grand ceremony that turns into a festival.
Pongal or Makara Sankaranthi as it is called.

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