Ancestral prayers mark the start of Ponggal for Melaka’s Chetti community

Published on 15 Jan 2019 12:38:13 PM

Melaka's Chetti community in Gajah Berang conduct a ritual called Bhogi Parachu ancestral prayers, a day before the harvest festival of Ponggal. The ritual incorporates Malay, Chinese and Indian elements in which banana leaves will be filled with their ancestors’ favourite food – including nasi lemak.