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Sunshine Award!!! Yay!!!

Hello all!!!

Its nice meeting you all again after a tiring and busy schedule… Though i had so much of time to write up a blog post i ended up blank for the topics on which to write up a post and thus here i land up with a new post on the award i recently got from one of the fellow blogger Requesting truth.

Its a great pleasure when we get some appreciation or reward for our piece of work and that joy cannot be compensated by anything else in this world. Me. atinytoes, being a blogger for the past 8 months, i have posted various kind of issues and topics as a post and finally i end up making some valuable readers and friends in this WordPress community. And apart from the 2 awards i have received in the past, my blog made up once again for another blogger award called “Sunshine Award”. And i would like to heartily thank  Requesting truth for nominating me for this award.

The following are the rules of this award:

1. Place the logo within your blog or post.
2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within the post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blogs.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

But here i would like to make an exception for this. This award is about creativity and i guess each and every single blogger is creative on their own means and thus i end up without nominating anyone specifically. And i am really sorry for not nominating, but each and every one of us are unique aren’t we?

And the other rule is i must write up 10 set of questions about myself. Which is been followed by the other bloggers and thus i follow it too:

10 set questions:

Favorite color: Lavender & Peach
Favorite animal: Dogs and Birds.. (But i don’t have any pets )
Favorite number: 8
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Fresh juices alone 🙂
Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook 😀
My passion: Writing, Photography, Crafting and Cooking 🙂
Getting or giving presents?  Love to surprise everyone with my unexpected presents and Love more to get back more surprises 😀
Favorite pattern: Minimal
Favorite day of the week: Sunday
Favorite flower: Chrysanthemum & Roses

So fellas, take a deep breath and have a breezy afternoon… 🙂 🙂 🙂 Its very hot here… How about your place then???

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Four Days of Pongal Celebrations

Day One – Bhogi
The celebrations of Pongal festival start with Bhogi/Bogi, which usually falls on 13th of January. One day prior to Bhogi, the households are clean, so that the premises become pious for the celebrations. People wake up early in the morning, take bath and make beautiful designs of kolam at the verandah of their home. On this day, people worship Sun God and agricultural equipments that are used to cut the crop. Thereafter, they would use the equipments to cut their paddy crop, which would ready to harvest. On Bhogi, people throw unwanted and old materials into fire, which symbolizes the end of old things and the beginning of the new.
Day Two – Surya Pongal
The second day is the main day of Pongal festival and is celebrated as Surya Pongal. On this day, people wake up early in the morning, take bath and worship Sun God. Women would draw beautiful kolam at the entrance of their house. New rice, which was harvested in the previous day, is cooked on Surya Pongal. A new clay pot is used for the purpose. The rice is cooked with milk and jaggery, over the stove, in an open area.
The Pongal thus made is offered to Sun God. The rice-milk-jaggery mixture is allowed to boil well, until the rice falls. This is termed as Pongal. When the boiled Pongal overflows the pot, people would say loudly ‘Pongalo Pongal’! After the Pongal is offered to Sun God, people would relish on several Pongal dishes that are prepared especially for the day and then greet each other, wishing a very happy Pongal.

Day Three – Mattu Pongal
Mattu Pongal is the third day of the festival. This day is dedicated to farm animals including cow and ox, because they help the farmers to raise a crop and harvest it, successfully. On Mattu Pongal, the farm animals are bathed and then adorned in a beautiful way. Their horns are often painted and garland is wrapped around the horns. After applying tilak on the forehead of the cattle, people would offer Pongal to the animal. The farmers often take their farm animals for a round in the entire village.
Day Four – Kaanum Pongal
The fourth and the last day of Pongal is known as Kaanum Pongal. In some parts of Tamil Nadu, Kaanum Pongal is also known as Karinaal. Sun God is worshipped on the day and people offer food along with Sarkarai Pongal. Sugarcane is offered to the deity as well as exchange among people to symbolize sweetness and joy in life. Kaanum Pongal is the time for people to pay visits to their loved ones and faraway acquaintances. Pongal songs and folk dances are performed by people, on Kaanum Pongal.

Colorful Houses!!!

I recently had a visit to Rasipuram. One of the educational hub in Tamilnadu. I happened to notice one thing about this place. Its the colors of the city. Its undoubtedly a colorful city 🙂 I could find all sort of colors been painted on their house irrespective of the look and feel…

Guess the people here love to live their life soooo colorful 🙂 But it does adds a beauty to the houses in a special way unlike my city with light shades of paints used in most of the buildings. So i happened to have a quick click on few of the colorful houses for your view 🙂 🙂 🙂

Guess this would have been a colorful post too 🙂 🙂 🙂

Happy blogging 🙂

Expressions – Photography Week!

Hello all,

I am back with my photography week challenge! Due to some personal issues with my system am not able to continue my Photography week for these days. Now am back with it Though its not the start of the week pardon me and enjoy my photographs 🙂

Please do comment on these both positive and negative comments are most welcome 🙂

I value each of your comments 🙂

The start of the Expression week photography challenge comes in with Shy!!!

Yes. Its the inborn asset of each and every human being. It do shown out at times though you all new well about it 🙂

This is the bride and groom having their lunch after their marriage 🙂 Look at their expression 🙂 So lovely huh 🙂 I just loved clicking this picture 😀

An outcome of Happiness – Shy!

An outflow of bliss – Shy!

An apparent relief from melancholy – Shy!

An intimacy towards their better-half – Shy!

A stubborn felling of love – Shy!