Pon·​gol | \ ˈpäŋˌgäl \
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Definition of Pongol

: the great Tamil New Year's festival of southern India beginning the month Magh

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History and Etymology for Pongol

Tamil poṅkal boiling, a preparation of boiled rice; from the rice's being offered at the festival

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“Pongol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pongol. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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