Friday, March 22, 2013

Aghni the Indian's Flame

Hey there!

I've totally forgotten that I've this very important entry to update!

I'm sorry.

I went to UMK Indian's Pongal Festival at Jeli before I went back to hometown.

Malaysia is a multicultural country with Malay, Chinese and Indian as the major races.
As Malaysian, I am proud with our advantage of learning more than one language at once.
Another advantage is, we have more friend and communication skills.
We have friends with different culture, different perspective and different religion.
But we live as one.

and that make up Malaysia.

Pongal festival is the harvest festival of India. It's the only festival of Hindu that follow the solar calender and is supposed to celebrated on the fourteenth of January each year. Pongal signals the end of the traditional farming season, giving farmers a break from their monotonous routine. Farmers also perform puja to some crops, symbolize the end of the traditional farming season.... (Read more)

As you can see, Aghni is the theme for their Pongal festival. 
Aghni is the Hindu deity, one of the most important Vedic gods.He's the God of Fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. He is ever-young and immortal because the fire is re-lit everyday.

I wore an Indian modern Punjabi suit from Nanthini, the very cute sister.

Nanthini <3

My current "boyfriend" Nagen :P
just kidding k, or else his gf will kill me ><

Funny faces :)

My classmates and friends :)

We went there a very special reason-- Making of Pongal/ Pongal dish.

Pongal is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and other South Indian states. Pongal is unique to Tamil cuisine, pong means " boil over" or "spill over". There are two varieties of pongal, namely, sakarai pongal (sweet pongal) and ven pongal (white pongal). The unqualified word pongal usually refers to spicy pongal, and is a common breakfast food in several parts of India. The rice boiled with milk and jaggery during the Pongal festival is also called pongal - this is sweet pongal made specially in earthenware pots with a wood fire.

under the hot sun. VERY HOT THAT DAY-- true Aghni's day lolx

 Kasturi hiding herself under the tent. xD

When the event started, their staff started to dance around, their so-called-Flash Mob.

and we started our work

Decorating the tent.

Decorate the pot

Yeay look how preoccupied I am? xD

My oh-not-so pretty product *rush for time*

Then i took  pictures with two pretties. 

And it turned out something funny later...

The event:

Started our work to cook Pongal dish.

Cook the milk.
Let the milk boil and pour out from the pot (one of the MUST of cooking pongal)

The Main Chef Kesh.

Pretty Nesha

Then we had Pinata/ Uri Adithal, a traditional pot-breaking Indian's culture. 

It turned to be a very funny and interesting event cause the pot-breaker was blinded to hit the pot. 

the next thing I knew I was in the hall for air-conditional cause I was super exhausted ><

Before going back to campus, 
someone handed me a sweet Indian dessert 


See how happy am I??? xD

Byebye! xD

To all my Indian's friends:
tq for invitng me to this lovely event. 
I enjoyed! :)

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