Maatu Pongal

Today is Maatu Pongal. The 3rd day of Pongal festival in Tamilnadu (India) is celebrated in honour of friends of the farmer – the cattle’s. In villages this is celebrated with much funfare, but in cities like in Chennai it is limited to visit of cows to your houses. The below picture shows a beautifully decorated cow visiting my house today. In Hindu religion cows are sacred and it is believed that the goddess of wealth “Lakshmi” resides in the back of cows and offerings given to cow brings you blessings. Like every year, my son was super excited to see this but was too scared to give “banana” to the cow :-)

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