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Families gather in front of the thoranam tied at the entrance to the home. The padayal or the festive offering is laid out on a banana leaf with all items prepared at home that day, including rice, kootu made with pumpkin and avarai, vegetables, vadai, appalam, banana, jaggery and curd. It is all mixed together and eaten together. An elderly man offers padayal to his relatives in hand.
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Smitha Kalyani Tumuluru
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Maattu Pongal in a Village
Families gather in front of the thoranam tied at the entrance to the home. The padayal or the festive offering is laid out on a banana leaf with all items prepared at home that day, including rice, kootu made with pumpkin and avarai, vegetables, vadai, appalam, banana, jaggery and curd. It is all mixed together and eaten together. An elderly man offers padayal to his relatives in hand.