The three-day harvest festival celebrated in January honours Sun, nature and livestock. Second and the third day witnesses the main celebrations. Main part of the festivities on the second day is the making of pongal, rice cooked with jaggery. Mattu Pongal, celebrated on third day, involves worshipping of cattle. Jallikattu events are held in many villages. Jallikattu involves taming of bulls.
Timings for Pongal Festival in Madurai
It is a 3 day festival celebrated in January.