Puducherry, Jan 15 (Agencies): Pongal, the festival of harvest, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervour in Puducherry on Saturday with the people extending greetings to each other.
People made a beeline to the local temples to offer prayers at the presiding deities.

The turnout was large at Manakula Vinayakar temple, where special poojas and abishegams were performed to the presiding deity.

Lt Governor Dr Iqbal Singh, Chief Minister V Vaithilingam, Union Minister V Narayanasamy, PCC leader AV Subramanian and host of leaders of various political parties wished the people a happy Pongal.