Jan 22, 2023

Pongal celebrations at Sobha city


The Tamil Sangam at our residential society (Sobha City) organized a grand two day pongal celebration event at our Sobha city Club house. The grand festivities included cultural shows, sports events and culminated with a delicious community lunch! Here are some glimpses of the festivities...

Traditional Kolam

Program started with Mangala isai...

Thiruvalluvar in action

V.O.C in action

Traditional oyil aatam

Traditional dance

Folk dance

Actress Anju Aravind trained the traditional dancers

Children of Sobha city in colorful attire

Little Barathiyar

The grand traditional vegetarian lunch on plantain leaf

An array of side dishes

Crispy Appalams


On the leaf...a sumptuous lunch


  1. Looks so festive and great food and music, especially to want to dance too. Thanks so much for this beautiful post!

  2. Happy Festival times and great photos ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Sounds like a really fun festival!

  4. The festival looks like a fun time.

  5. The food looks delicious!

  6. This looks beautiful and interesting. Tasty, too!

  7. A grand event for the Pongal celebration. Food looks yummy. I like vadais eaten with chutney.

  8. The lunch is tempting and the other programs seem like a mini Chennai sangamam. Lovely photos!

  9. Beautiful photos, love the colours and decorations. Your festivals are much more colourful than ours. Valerie

  10. It looks fabulous. What a feat of organisation, to coordinate all that going on and also a wonderful lunch.

  11. WOW! Very beautiful and so impressive. Thank you for sharing these. Have a very nice day

  12. That looks like a nice celebration.
    And having food on the plantain leaves reminds me of our 2013 South India holiday where we got a similar looking menu in Chettinad - https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2014/03/sudindien-12-kapitel-von-chettinad-nach.html
    It was absolutely delicious and unforgettable.
    (Our meal wasn't vegetarian though, it included fish and some of my travel companions ate Chicken Chettinad.)
    ALL THE BEST! Traude

  13. Lovely captures of Pongal annd especially the yummy food.

  14. My dream was always to visit India - ...but probably will never happen. i love the colorful clothes, the food, etc. Nice photos to see of this festival. I would have no idea if I did ever visit what area to make sure I see.

  15. Looks like a fun celebration. The costumes are festive with lots of color and pretty designs. I'm part Greek, and I really miss the Greek festival that I went to every year in my old town.