•One of the most awaited events in Thanjavur.
•Celebrated with great passion and vigor.
•The term Pongal signifies sweet dish of rice which is eaten on the Pongal festival day.
•Jaggery, Cardamom and cashew nuts are also included in this dish for the celebration.
•People dedicate this dish to God Surya, also known as The Sun God.
Celebrated every year on 14-15 January.