Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Pongala morning

Scenes in front of Sastha temple, Manacaud
Come morning, it breaks out with the rays of sublime happiness. You will never feel the lethargy of the sleepless night, with a bath in the  morning you would attain an irresistable energy, that withstands even the hottest sun. Its Attukal pongala day, and there is happiness and smiles everywhere. You are in your best, the  pongala saree and you are a woman altogether, who is prepared to cook for the entire universe. Attukal pongala demands that divine will, or you will gather it when you are one among a million women. Now its time for preparation of your stove (aduppu), cleaning rice, grating coconut and grinding jaggery. And the long wait to light the aduppu....

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