Puducherry: "Maattu Pongal", the festival
dedicated to the care and welfare of cattle, was celebrated in
the union territory with special poojas to the milch animals.
Painting the horns cattle owners also took their animals
for a ride in the villages.
Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy, accompanied by
Speaker V Sabapathy garlanded the statue of Tamil savant
Thiruvalluvar here today as the day was being celebrated as
Thiruvalluvar Day in Puducherry.
Special poojas were performed to the "Nandhi" in temples.
Mattu Pongal is celebrated on the second day of the three
day long Pongal festival in the Tamil month of "Thai".
Story first published:
January 16, 2012 15:29 IST