Pongal Celebration in Chennai
That’s the slogan you will hear coming week in Chennai. The new Tamil month of Thai starts with Utharayanam. The time period is from January 14 to February 15. Makara Sankranthi is the festive beginning of the Thai month.
The famous quote among Tamilians says
“ Thai pirrandhal vazhi pirrakum “ meaning with Thai ushering, marriages will be fixed.
Thai month is considered to be the auspicious month for Weddings and new beginnings. The Marriage Halls in Chennai and the wedding venues are in full swing with weddings and receptions. Colorful Kanchipuram saris adorn every Kalyana Mantapas. Madisari Maami’s dazzle the wedding celebrations with diamond jewelry and jasmine flowers illuminating the wedding events. Little girls are beautifully decked up with silk skirts and clinging bangles & anklets. Boys are not far behind with their fashionable wardrobes enjoying the wedding season.
Pongal Celebrations in Chennai
Sankranthi is known as Pongal in Tamil. Newly harvested paddy, sugarcane and turmerics spread the aroma of festival celebrations. Sweet Pongal rises in beautifully decorated pots. The Sun God is prayed and thanked for the new harvest and the new beginning. People clean and paint their homes. Decorate their house entrance with Margazhi rangoli designs. Wear new clothes and everywhere there is fresh beginning in everything they do. People visit their family and friends. Another way for Pongal celebration in chennai is family members unite and spend their vacation on the banks of river or gather on the beach.
Wedding Celebrations in Chennai
This January 2016
This month Chennai will see many wedding couples flocking in marriage halls with family and friends. Typical Tamil weddings will have bride and groom exchanging garlands near beautifully decorated swing outside the kalyana mantapa. Beautiful girls dance around the wedding couple sitting on the swing. Wedding songs resonate in every street in Chennai by women decked up with silk saris and gold jewelry. The kalyana mantapas or marriage halls in Chennai for January 2016 are brilliantly decorated with innovative wedding themes according to the culture and tradition of the wedding couple. The master caterers come out different wedding recipes for every event in a wedding with terrific combinations of spices and condiments satisfying every taste bud. Marriage couple is blessed with creative confetti and the people leave the hall taking Tamboolam to their homes.
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Here are the courtesy links for the images
- pongal-kolam– ikolam
- tamil brahmin wedding – photofixation
- tamil weddings – phosmage