Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 3 of 10 ...


Pongal Harvest Festival 
丰收节
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The word "Pongal" literally means "Boiling over",
and Kolams (ground patterns with rice flour) 
are boiled in pots in front yard of houses and temples
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The day begins with as early as possible
the making of Kolams at the entrances to houses or temples,
it is auspicious to draw the Kolams before sunrise 
so that the Sun God can see them 
and come to bless the household or temple
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Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 ...

Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 ...

Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 ...

Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 ...

Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 ...

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Kuala Lumpur


24 comments:

Carmen Negoita said...

Good captures. Very interesting images from the festival.

s.c said...

Its a real spectacle such a festival and surprisingly pleasant to see. Thanks for showing Wong.

Wersi said...

Excelentes capturas. Saludos.

Bob Bushell said...

Great images.

maia said...

Un reportage captivant.

Filip Demuinck said...

Very special pictures, I have never heard about this tradition.

Greetings,
Filip

Patrick - Lucas said...

KL attitude ... interesting !
Good sunday to you my friend

T. Becque said...

Great scenes! Your choice of perspective helps me to feel like I'm there myself.

UIFPW08 said...

Best report..

Stefanodav said...

Una serie splendida

ciao
Stefano

Eloy Morales M said...

¡Bonitas escenas de un ritual muy peculiar! Un saludo.

Traveling Hawk said...

what an interesting ritual!

Robert Geiss said...

so thankful to be able to comment again - so thankful for these journeys you provide for body, heart and mind - please have you all a wonderful sunday.

Randy said...

So amazing to see.

rosie said...

Great pictures.
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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your photos look magical!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Costumbres de los pueblos... Muy buenas las fotos.

Saludos mañaneros y domingueros.

ANRAFERA said...

Gracias por acercarnos estas "tradiciones" a través de tus detallistas fotografías.
Buen reportaje.
Saludos.
Ramón

Irene said...

Interesting shots ... welll done!

Irene

Birdman said...

Believe it or not, I have heard of this. Must be warm around those pots.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very interesting post Wong,it's always so good to hear about different traditions.

Doug Hickok said...

Your photography work is wonderful Wong. You are so close to the action that it feels as though we are there watching also.

George said...

Thank you for the information about this festival and for the wonderful pictures.

Anonymous said...

nice idea. thanks for sharing...