Wednesday was the day to rejoice ‘Maattu pongal’ to honour as well as give thanksgiving to cattle in the state, however right here ‘Yaanai Pongal’, that was arranged at the elephant camp in the Theppakadu region in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR). Nine kumkis were brought to the temple at the elephant camp gateway exactly where priests carried out puja. The kumkis were fed sweet pongal, fresh fruits and also sugarcane, the unique menu for yaanai pongal. Tribals as well as foresters staying inside and around MTR participated in good numbers. Deputy Director of the MTR Pushpakaran, encouraged the festival occasions.