Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Pongal One and All!

Pongal... Arguably the most important festival in Tamilnadu. This is a day to be thankful for all that we have. We remember all of the people who are involved in the process of our rice production, as rice is the staple of our food. It also marks the first day of Thai month, in Tamil. This is the start of all things positive and auspicious.

I am hopeful that this will be a turning point for me as well.
See, 2009 was definitely a memorable year for me... It was the year that I had 2 surgeries which I am still recovering from (Yes, that's why I've been so quiet!). It's also the year that my mother-in-law finally came to visit us. And the year that we found out about my sister-in-law's pregnancy (soooo exciting!!). On top of all that, it's the year we were able to buy a house. So, although the year has had a lot of negatives, there were definitely some great highlights.

Here's hoping that happiness, health and prosperity will overflow to all on this Pongal (literally means "to overflow" in Tamil). For my Tamil friends out there, a small greeting from the internet for you to read:




Happy Pongal!

14 comments:

Asha said...

My grandfathers from both sides celebrate it grandly, may be because they are farmers and harvest is imp. Not much in my parents in the city but they do make sweets etc.

Happy Pongal to you.

Laavanya said...

Iniya pongal vaazhthugal Kalai. Good to hear that you are recovering well from your surgeries - take care.

indosungod said...

Happy Pongal! Kalai.

good to hear from you.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

HAppy Makar Sankranti & Pongal..Enjoy!!

Priya said...

Iniya pongal nal vaazhuthukal Kalai, Happy to know that u r getting well after overcoming tough moments...Take care of u..

Cham said...

En Inniya Pongal Naal Vaazthukaal Kalai.
Hope u re healing well and Wish you a great health & Joy This Year my gal :)

sailaja said...

Dear Kalai,

Wish you and your family a very happy Pongal season! Praying for a healthy 2010 for you. :)

Sailaja

Bong Mom said...

Happy Pongal Kalai. I am sure teh New Year will bring more happiness for you

Nirmala said...

Wishing all good things in this year Kalai! Have a great time blogging and a Welcome back (drumrolls)!

Usha said...

Happy Pongal to you and your family! Have a wonderful 2010 :-)

Parita said...

Belated wishes for pongal to you and your family!

homecooked said...

Hey Kalai...nice to finally have a post from you :) Congrats on all the good things and get well soon. here's wishing u a beautiful 2010!

homecooked said...

Hey Kalai...nice to finally have a post from you :) Congrats on all the good things and get well soon. here's wishing u a beautiful 2010!

chicha.in said...

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Nice Post Great job.

Thanks for sharing.