South Indian festival Sankranti celebrations at our village πŸŒΎπŸŒ… #pictures #village

We visited our village recently this January, to celebrate Sankranti (Pongal). Which is a South Indian festival. All relatives and friends from different places visit their families in the villages.

This festival is celebrated for three days. The first day is called Bhogi, the second day is Makra Sankranti, the third day is Kanuma.

🌞Pictures were taken at our village

Pongal celebrations
The model setting of the Pongal celebration

Each day has its importance and rituals to be performed. Houses are beautifully decorated with rangolis (designs put on floors) flowers etc. People share sweets and hots prepared at home.

The most famous activities that are held are bull runs, cockfights, rangoli designs competition, kite flying, and cards etc.

Early morning pics by Prashanti. A
Pic of early morning sunrise at my village

Pongal at my village

Lotus flowers in our fish ponds.

Decorated pot for the worship of holy basil (Tulasi)

Bhogi fire
Morning ritual fire on the first day (Bhogi fire)

Pindi vantalu
Traditional food Pic credit to

Village pics
Rangoli (Indian floor designs)

Japanese flowering plants
Japanese flowering plants

Pics by Prashanti.A
Flowers and pineapple in our backyard

Miniature garden
Miniature garden

Hens resting under a mango tree

Krishna idol
Krishna idol

Fruits and vegetables made out of chalk

Bonsai plants
Bonsai plants, my father’s collection

Bonsai plants collection

Miniature garden
Miniature garden

Plant collection

Pirapakai bhaji plant
Chile plant

My father is a nature lover so, our house is filled with plants and pet animals too. I grew up in a simple traditional way, loving things around me. Whenever we visit our village and spend time with all we come back feeling mentally recharged and refreshed. It’s like going back to our roots that nourish the whole being.

I wish each one of you to please do visit your native places or your parents frequently. This will give you great happiness like no other.

Please share with me your cultural festivities, that you celebrate with your family at your place. I would love to hear your stories.

Let’s all make this world a better place to live by sharing and caring.

Aren’t we all united in our diversities?

26 thoughts on “South Indian festival Sankranti celebrations at our village πŸŒΎπŸŒ… #pictures #village

  1. Amazing pics..😊😊😊once we start living abroad only we realize and miss the value and depth of our culture βœ…πŸ’―πŸ’―amazing post..feeling nostalgic πŸ˜‚

    1. Thank you so much Anu Rijo 😍 I’m so glad you enjoyed this post on our culture and festivities. Hope you plan your next vacation here at a festival time. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

  2. Wowwww.. Such beautiful pictures Prashanti. Can feel the vibrations of festive celebration. Vegetables with chalk are amazing!! All open space under the blue sky… This is the real festive spirit!

  3. People are forgetting their roots but it’s good to see that people like you are still connected to your roots. One shouldn’t forget where he or she comes from.

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