Thai Pongal is one of the major festivals observed in Tamil Nadu during Thai month. In 2023, Thai Pongal date is January 15. This festival, dedicated to Lord surya, is celebrated for four days.
Thai Pongal is celebrated as Makara Sankranthi in other regions of India. Thai Pongal marks the beginning of Thai month in Tamil calendar during when Sun enters into Makara rashi.
The 4-day Thai Pongal festival starts on Bhogi Pongal. Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal is the second day of fest. Third and fourth day are known as – Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal.
Pongal is celebrated in beautiful manner with colourful kolam designs, delicious PONGAL dishes, and charmingly adorned cattle. It also marks the arrival of new crops for farmers.
Panchang, 15 January 2023
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:54 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:45 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 01:00 AM, Jan 16
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 11:58 AM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 07:45 PMNavami
Nakshatra : Chitra upto 07:12 PMSwati
Yoga : Balava upto 07:39 AM Kaulava upto 07:45 PM Taitila
Karana : Sukarma upto 11:51 AM Dhriti
Weekday : Raviwara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta Pausha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:58 AM to 12:41 PM
Amrit Kalam : 12:32 PM to 02:12 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 04:24 PM to 05:45 PM
Yamaganda : 12:20 PM to 01:41 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:03 PM to 04:24 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:19 PM to 05:02 PM
Varjyam : 12:50 AM, Jan 16 to 02:27 AM, Jan 16
Thai Pongal in Previous Years
Dedicated to the lord Surya –its a rumor.
Its not dedicated to any person.
Its dedicated to the cattle which help the farmers.
So its a thanksgiving day not the invisible god but visible animals.