Consider the following statements about the festival Pongal:

  1. It is a harvest festival in Tamil Nadu
  2. Sun God is revered on this day

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Pongal is celebrated in winter solstice, when, according to the traditional Hindu system, the Sun which has reached the Southern-most point, turns its journey towards North, called Uttharayanam. In short, the festival is celebrated when Sun enters the Zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn).

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