Ponggal Tamil is an annual event by Astro to celebrate the Ponggal harvest festival of the Tamils. 2015 is the second year that Astro has organized this event, where a full day of traditional games and performances will gather in five locations including Singapore.
Here, Tamils are preparing Pongal, a popular Tamil dish where rice is boiled with milk and jaggery in special earthenware pots with wood fire.
Then audience participated in a competition called "Beating the Pot Hook" where they had to blindly hit a pot with a stick. The audience screamed, trying to guide them into the right direction. It's not as easy as it looks!
Near the stage were several men tied coconut leaves into knots, and then used them for display and decoration.
At 5:30, the performances began with Astro artistes!
And finally, we've all been waiting for the wonderful performances of the night!
The other locations are as follows:
9 January 2015 (Friday)Batu Caves Subramaniyar Temple, Selangor
10 January 2015 (Saturday)Singapore Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Serangoon Road, Little India
11 January 2015 (Sunday)MelakaStadium Hang Tuah, Jalan Hang Tuah
12 January 2015 (Monday )Taiping, Perak SJK(T) St Teresa Convent, Jalan Long Jaafar
13 January 2015 (Tuesday)Penang Balathandayuthapaani Temple Jalan Air Terjun George Town