Pot Rice to Sun
God Sugarcane to cow and ox
Sweet rise to you and me
Good milk to friends and family
Begin this year with love and smile
Forget all your worries for a while
Wish you happiness and all of cheer
Lets celebrate, Pongal is here
From heaven up above
May your life be long and your stocks be short,
May your cars be hybrid and your heart be pure,
May the God create a bail-out package for your sins in the past,
May you make more per-year than Joe-the-plumber,
May you find a fountain of youth in your backyard
Wish you a very Happy pongal.
Red sugar cane and saffron aplenty,
Flood of happiness to sweep our country.
Rise, rise milk rice – bring smile
to the face of the poor, so rise milk rice.