Harbhajan Singh wishes everyone a Happy Pongal in a never seen before style
Bhajji's gesture was widely acknowledged and appreciated by the Tamil community.
Published - Jan 15, 2018 12:41 am | Updated - Jan 15, 2018 12:41 am
It was a day of festivals in India. While the north celebrated it as Lohri, Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan in the northern part it is the day of Pongal. Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to wish everyone a happy Pongal in a special way. While many cricketers expressed their greetings to the community, the star cricketer surprised everyone with his tweet. On the special day of Pongal, Harbhajan Singh’s gesture deeply touched Tamilians.
Harbhajan’s Tweet not only wished the Tamilians but also hailed the personality of Tamils as intellectual, hardworking and vibrant people. Pongal is a harvest festival which is dedicated to the Sun God. The four-day festival which according to the Tamil calendar is usually celebrated from 14 January to 17 January.
This four-day celebration of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word signifying “to boil” and is held in the long stretch of Thai (January-February) amid the season when rice and different grains, sugar-stick, and turmeric (a basic fixing in Tamil cooking) are reaped.
Bhajji’s wishes to Tamilians
“I wish Tamil people who has Smartness, intelligence, hardworking,sanity as their possessions to celebrate pongal and my heartly regards to this Tamil occasion.
Yours heartly, Harbhajan singh,” Punjab cricketer’s tweet translated.
வேகமும் , விவேகமும் , உழைப்பும் , தூய்மையும் சொத்தாய் கொண்ட தமிழ் மக்கள் வாழ்வில் மகிழ்வோடு பொங்கட்டும் புது பொங்கல் என் இதயம் கனிந்த தமிழர் திருநாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்
என்றும் அன்புடன் உங்கள்,
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 14, 2018
Chennai Super Kings offered Harbhajan with the holy sweet Pongal
Replying to the off spinner’s heartiest wishes, IPL franchise – Chennai Super Kings appreciated the Turbanator for his sweet gesture. “Thank you very much turbanator sir. Let me fill your mouth with the sweet pongal,” CSK’s tweet translated.
The franchise which was banned for the last two years also wished Harbhajan Singh and all the other Punjabis a Happy Lohri. “Super happy Lohri to all our Punjabi brothers and sisters,” CSK added.
மிக்க நன்றி டர்பனேட்டர் அவர்களே. உங்க வாய்க்கு சக்கரை பொங்கல் தான் போடணும்! Super Happy Lohri to all our Punjabi brothers and sisters! ??
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 14, 2018
Lohri is the same festival of harvest celebrated in Punjab, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from that region of the Indian subcontinent. It also marks the start of the decline of winter and the initiation of spring and the new year.