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Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal

Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
01/19
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A woman seen here as she creates a colourful drawing known as a kolam outside her house during the Pongal festival. Pongal is a thanksgiving or harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest season.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
02/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
03/19
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A colourful drawing known as a kolam seen outside a house during the Pongal festival. Pongal is a thanksgiving or harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest season.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
04/19
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A colourful drawing known as a kolam seen outside a house during the Pongal festival. Pongal is a thanksgiving or harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest season.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
05/19
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A colourful drawing known as a kolam seen outside a house during the Pongal festival. Pongal is a thanksgiving or harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest season.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
06/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
07/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
08/19
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A woman seen here as she creates a colourful drawing known as a kolam outside her house during the Pongal festival. Pongal is a thanksgiving or harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest season.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
09/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
10/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
11/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
12/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
13/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
14/19
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A colourful drawing known as a kolam seen outside a house during the Pongal festival. Pongal is a thanksgiving or harvest festival celebrated in South India at the end of the harvest season.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
15/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
16/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
17/19
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A child is showing his drawing of a cow during the third day of Pongal festival, called Mattu Pongal, the day of Pongal for cows. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
18/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal
19/19
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During the Pongal festival, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street. Pondicherry, 15/01/13.
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  • Colourful kolams drawn during Mattu Pongal

During the Pongal festival women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful images known as kolams. Intricate patterns and cows are decorated with colorful flowers and powders drawn along the entire street in the Indian city of Pondicherry.

Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India, a traditional occasion for giving thanks to nature, for celebrating the life cycles that give us grain.

The third day is known as Mattu Pongal, the day of Pongal for cows.
During the festival Pongal, women adorn the entrance of their houses with colorful kolams. Large patterns, cows, decorated with colorful flowers and powders are drawn, crowding the entire street.

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