However, unlike in the past, where the market places in the North were filled with clay pots during Thaipongal, today we see more Tamils opting to purchase the aluminium pots.
On Thaipongal the Hindu people use their harvested crop to offer it to the sun god in a ceremonious ritual.
The Hindu people, whos main profession was agriculture celebrate this festival to give thanks to the sun god for assisting them in their agricultural activities and for giving them a bountiful harvest. They boil milk in a clay pot as a ritual, together with fresh milk and cook the rice of their first harvest to offer it to the gods in thanksgiving.
Thaipongal festival traditionally signifies prosperity.