All Roads in the city were leading to Velachery Grand Square Mall. The Grand Thai Pongal celebration started off in Grand fashion with villagers from Karikudi, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Tiruvannamalai and Vellore assembled in the mall to perform an authentic and village style live Pongal. Different varieties of Pongal were showcased for the general public who came in large nos to taste it. The villagers from down south were very enthusiastic as they went to perform live authentic Pongal surrounded by the traditional folk dance and music.
The mall celebrated the Pongal this time by bringing traditional dancers from Karaikudi. Mayilattam, silmbattam, poikal kudhurai, kummi attam and karagattam dance were performed with full force and the audience who came in large no’s enjoyed every bit of Pongal celebration.
The whole mall was decorated with traditional Pongal festive outlook and every visitor were offered sugarcane and variety of authentic Pongal to taste. Decorated Live bull with cart & chariot were brought in to ensure the spirit of the village style Pongal is intact. The Pongal release of Darbar added to the flavour and a total of 20,000 plus crowd joined the celebration to witness one of the finest authentic village style Pongal celebration in the city. This is part of the Grand square club, a community building initiative of Grand Square Mall, to bring back the old tradition and authentic village Pongal celebration to the deserving people of Chennai more particularly to velachrian. The celebration started at 2PM onwards and ended at 9PM.