Sankranti and Pongal gifts for your loved ones!

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Hey everyone! The colorful, exciting festival of harvest, Sankranti, is almost here. What are your plans for this festive occasion, celebrated across most parts of India?

Makar Sankranti, falling on January 14th  this year, is a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest and a day of joyful festivities for the gifts received over the year. In North India (Prayag), thousands of devout pilgrims line up to bathe at the confluence of the three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (Triveni Sangam). In the South India, devotees throng to the Sabarimala Temple to get a glimpse of the Makara Jyoti.

Families all over the country clean their homes and sanctify them. In Tamil Nadu rice is cooked in milk till the milk overflows. This is called ‘Pongal’. The overflowing milk symbolizes the desire to fill their homes to the brim with wealth.

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Rural India comes alive on this day with farmers painting the horns of their cows in bright colours and tying colourful ribbons and bells around their necks. Kids fly colorful kites and conduct kite-flying competitions. There is joy, freshness, newness and the beginning of new life everywhere. People visit each others’ homes bearing unique gifts. Make yours the most unique gift of all by opting for Pongal gift cards from Woohoo.in

With gift cards you let your gift to your loved ones echo the very essence of this festival – abundance, as the recipient of your gift card can choose from a wide range of products across 100+ top brands such as Amazon, Flipkart, Helios, Fastrack, World of Titan, Croma, Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Four Fountains Spa and more. These brands offer everything from fine watches, music, books, smartphones, electronics, fashion apparel, spa services, sportswear and home equipments.

So send your gift cards right away and let your loved ones be spoilt for choice this Sankranti!

Note: Images are from happymakarsankranti.co.in and happypongalfestival.net. Copyright vests with respective copyright holders.

(Post updated on 13 Jan 2018)

 

 

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This Pongal, celebrate the joy of giving and receiving.

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Pongal is a four day post-harvest festival, celebrated with great pomp in Tamil Nadu and by Tamilians the world over. On the first day of celebrations, called ‘Bhogi’, many families get rid of old household items and buy new things, marking the beginning of a new lifecycle. On the second day, called ‘Pongal’, Surya or the Sun god is worshipped for being the benefactor of this world and agriculture in particular. Rice and milk are prepared in vessels till they boil over, signifying the overflow of abundance. The third day is called ‘Maattu Pongal’, when cows are worshipped for their bountiful milk. On the fourth day called ‘Kanum Pongal’, people visit friends and relatives and enjoy in the festivities.

During Pongal, new clothes are worn, friends are relatives are invited to gala feasts and gifts are exchanged. This Pongal, instead of the traditional gifts, gift something that’s different and thoughtful to your friends and family.

Gift cards, gift vouchers and e-gift vouchers from Woohoo.in can make gifting easy and a fun experience, both for the sender and the recipient of gifts. Gift cards are also ideal, especially if one’s family and relatives live far away. They can be easily ordered online, from within the comforts of your home, and delivered at your loved ones’ doorsteps.

Woohoo.in has a range of top brands, across different categories for you to choose from. You could choose to gift your parents a fine dining or a spa experience with gift cards from brands like Mainland China, Copper Chimney, Four Fountains Spa and the like. Or you could gift your brother his choice of books, electronics, watches with a Flipkart or Amazon gift cards. If you’d like to give them the choice with the brands as well, you could do so by gifting them a Woohoo gift card which enables them to use it for purchasing gift cards from the brands of their choice. They could also use the card via the Woohoo app and shop across a wide range of stores both online and physical ones.

Yes, Woohoo now has an app too! If you’d like to make your gifting more personal and instant, you could download the Woohoo app and send an electronic gift card to your loved ones within minutes. That’s not just it. You could also personalize it with your selfies or photographs of old memories from your gallery, a voice note and a text. All this delivered instantly from your mobile to theirs via whatsapp, SMS or email. Try it out today and set a new gifting trend this Pongal!

Note: Image is from india-daily.com .Copyright vests with respective copyright holders.

(Post updated on 7 Jan 2016)

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