Tamil Nadu

‘Kaanum Pongal’ celebrated

On a day out:People thronging the District Science Centre in Tirunelveli on Saturday in view of 'Kaanum pongal.'— Photo: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN  

With lot of enthusiasm, people celebrated ‘Kaanum Pongal’ at beaches and parks across the district on Saturday, a day after ‘Thai Pongal.’

A large number of people gathered at Roche Park.

Some made a boat trip to Hare Island, while others travelled to Panchalankurichi, where there is a memorial for freedom fighter Veerapandiya Kattabomman.

Cultural programmes, including traditional folk dances, were performed by a group of artistes at Panchalankurichi.

Earlier, ‘Maattu Pongal’ was also celebrated.

Puja to cows

Many performed ‘Komatha puja’ to cows at an event organised in Panchalankurichi by the district administration in association with the Department of Tourism and the Committee of Veerasakka Devi, the ancestral deity of Kattabomman.

Tirunelveli

In Tirunelveli, while many gathered at parks in the town, some people visited the District Science Centre.

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