Happy Ponggal..

on Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Haa.. today is ponggal celebration. Entire malaysian hindu's celebrate ponggal today. Im not sure how to elaborate the meaning of the pongal but here are a small excerpt i catch from the net.

"Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festival of South India, mainly Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan - sun's journey northwards. Pongal festival lasts for four days. Celebrations include drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal."

Yesterday was a bit buzy day for me. Well buying fruits, flowers bring my mom to vegetable market. All this for the ponggal celebration. Well the festive is not recognize in malaysia, but in India its a 3 straight holidays for most of the state.

Well my mom gets long 2 sugarcane, courtesy of my neighbours own planting efford. The price of sugarcane is RM10 in Penang esp butterworth area so my mom gets this idea of cost saving efford hahahaha... Then i helped her to tie manggo plant leaves at the house entrance and also clean up the house a bit. All this i did after back from office yesterday... man that was tiring.

Anyway today as the pongal day itself, my mom will be cooking quite variety of delicasies. Be it the curry or the ponggal itself it would be an added speacial. Me being a vegetarian food lover for sure not going to miss this fiesta.. kekekeke....

Oh and certainly during my shopping yesterday, i was at this Indian store at Chulia Street in penang which sells wide variety of Indian tradisional dress's. I went there as im planned to buy myself a "Jippa" (also called as Kurta). Guess what is the intresting part. I saw an amazed Jippa which the price tag is RM200. but..... the guy who sell the dress crushed the price to Rm60.... suprise eh.... well i must say there is 2 factor for it. 1. My mom is a regular customer at the shop, she used to purchase saree at the same shop. 2. Out timming.. hehehehe we went to the shop at shutdown time. To indians its not wise or appropriate for the business man to turn down the last amount of cash coming in as it would be a bad omen. So i got the dress for 60.. smart eh.. errrrr i should say... "My mom is smart eh" kekekeke... well good begining of the month of Thai for me :P

To all Hindu blogger guys and girls who visit my blog and the net... Happy Pongal :)