Festivals come knocking all through the year and warrant elaborate preparations in terms of feasting, home decor, rituals and clothing. Festivals like Baisakhi and Bihu have their roots in nature, with no similarity in the celebrations of both. During Pongal, women wear Kanjeevaram saris with heavy jewelry, while Lohri sees women in bright Salwar Kameez. On Teej, women sport mirror and bead embellished Ghagra Cholis in Rajasthan. In contrast, the last day of Durga Puja witnesses Bengali women in traditional red-bordered white Sarees. What’s common in all the festivals is the resplendent colors, the emphasis on jewelry and authentic ethnic wear. Read more

One such harvest festival that roots South India with its ethnical and traditional spirit is the Tamilian festival of Pongal…