Thai Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamils in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry and in Sri Lanka. Pongal coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi celebrated throughout India. Pongal in Tamil means "boiling over" or "spill over". The boiling over of milk in the clay pot symbolizes material abundance for the household. Thai Pongal, celebrated at harvest time, is traditionally intended to thank the Sun God and farmstead livestock that helped create the material abundance.
Kanum Pongal : In Andhra Pradesh, Mukkanuma, the final day of Sankranthi festival, is celebrated to worship cattle. Mukkanuma is famous among the non-vegetarians of the society. People do not eat any non-vegetarian during the first three days of the festival and eat it only on the day of Mukkanuma.
At the time of Kanum Pongal Jallikattu is organized in Tamilnadu.Jallikattu, which is bull-baiting or bull fighting, is an ancient Tamilian tradition.According to legend, in olden days the game was used by women to choose their husbands. Successful "matadors" were chosen as grooms.
In Andhra Pradesh Pongal cockfights are organized on Kanum Pongal Day.A cockfight is a blood sport between two roosters (cocks), held in a ring called a cockpit.The combatants, aptly referred to as gamecocks, are specially bred birds, conditioned for increased stamina and strength.Cockfighting was a pastime in the Indus Valley Civilization by 2000 BC.The Picture depicts two Prize Roosters trained for the occasion going against each other during one Pongal Festival in India.
Artist: E. Ramki
Title: Pongal cockfight in Rural India
Style: Contemporary Indian Art
Medium: Oil on Stretched Canvas
Date of Artist's Signature: 2011
Size: 36inches by 24 inches
Signed by the artist: Yes.
Certificate of Authenticity: Yes.
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