பொங்கல் (Pongal) traditionally a harvest festival for farmers. People like me in the city do not have space to farm. Its usually celebrated with family by cooking Pongal (a sweet dish made of jaggery and rice). Also famous for chewing sugarcane. அம்மா says its good for the tooth. Kolam - a line swirling around sequence of dots in front of the house. Usually done using powered rice to feed the ants. Also I remember its a pride for the home maker of the house make the largest kolam. But time has changed now. I need to head to a South Indian restaurant to get sweet pongal. Also noticed some nice kolam in my street, with the final rays of sun remaining I had some time to click them.