Pongal Poems

Pongal Poems: Pongal is a four day Tamil harvest festival that is celebrated in the month of January to thank God for the abundance of harvest. The day generally commemorates on 13th of January and ends on 17th of January. There is widespread happiness and zest among the people. People sing and dance around bonfires and offer offerings to Gods and Goddesses. Whole Tamil Nadu celebrates this day with all their loved ones.

Pongal Poems

  1. “Pongal is overflow in abundance or with heat
    Abundance is aim but not abundant Eelam heat!
    Neither sacrifice today for tomorrow nor tomorrow for today
    Off the heat in Tamil Eelam life must go on
    On this joyous day let thoughts be translated to deeds
    Weed out the unwanted speed up the wanted
    So that next year Pongal Festival will be real.”
  2. “Long before metamorphosis of rocks
    We matured Tamils have lived some say
    Rice with farming appeared in the land
    Life with a code of conduct man founded
    Was looking for green pastures
    Journeyed on foot then – later
    Words and language appeared in the world
    Tamils provided culture and made the world glow.”
  3. “Milk Rice the Golden child came – granting
    immeasurable ecstasy in her cooking
    Farmers with the beauty of lion dream
    a picturesque memory this New Year gleam.
    Elevated threshing floor courtyard the face-where
    month of January gave love’s kiss with rice share
    abundance in red rice and charity – sweet
    to the tongue January child glad to meet.
    With the plough he tills the land – the ploughman
    is the old man ladder of progress of all human.
    Dark clouds and sun our life – milk rice
    is dream field’s harvested crop of rice.
    Red sugar cane and saffron aplenty – flood
    of happiness to sweep our country.
    Rise, rise milk rice – bring smile
    to the face of the poor, so rise milk rice.”
  4. “Pot Rice to Sun God
    Sugarcane to cow and ox
    Sweet rise to you and me
    Good milk to friends and family”
  5. “Boggi to eradicate waste and
    cleaning the house nice
    Pongal a sweet dish made with
    jaggery and rice
    Mattu Pongal to worship the
    cows that harvest
    Kannum Pongal for exchanging
    gifts and wishing the best
    HAPPY PONGAL”