Hindu organization holds exhibition on the occasion of ‘Attukal Pongal’

Port Blair (Andaman) : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) started its activities related to propagation of Dharma at Andaman, an Indian island in Bay of Bengal on the occasion of festival of Keralites called ‘Attukal Pongal’, by holding exhibition of ‘flex’ boards with matter related to ‘Dharma-jagruti’ and holding a lecture. Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson of HJS spoke about antiquity of Hindu Dharma and its supremacy. He also explained the importance of ‘Dharma-shikshan’ classes held by HJS. The members of audience were impressed and expressed wish of HJS starting activities at Andaman and participating in such activities.

On the occasion of this festival, Hindu families from Kerala come together and cook ‘pongal (a type of rice)’ as holy sacrament offering to God. Several temporary stoves with logs of wood are lit. The stove in front of God is lit first; followed with igniting other stoves with the fire from the first stove. This festival is celebrated in Kerala on large scale. Shri. Biju Pillai had taken lot of efforts for starting the festival at Andaman and it is being celebrated for the past 5 years. This year, HJS’ flex boards and guidance added to the enthusiasm of all

Source: Dainik Sanatan Prabhat