Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Bhogi date is January 13. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Pratipada in Pushya masam (Poush Month) in 2017. It coincides with Magh Month in North Indian Hindi calendars.
Bhogi Mantalu or the sacred bonfire is burned during Bhogi to burn or destroy our sins and darkness in life. Bhogi is the common festival in Andhra Pradesh during Sankranthi and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
Another major ritual during Bhogi festival is Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu). Bhogi Pallu is a mixture of fruits, pieces of sugarcane, rice and some other grains. This mixture is showered on children by elders during Bhogi day. It is the most celebrated event on the festival of Bhogi and Sankranthi.
Bhogi is the first day of Sankranthi festivalin Andhra Pradesh which is celebrated in honour of Lord Indra. People draw Rangoli designs or Sankranthi Muggulu or Kolam on the occasion of Bhogi inviting Sankranti Lakshmi into their houses.
On Bhogi, Sri Andal Kalyanam is celebrated in many temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Andal in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Panchang, Bhogi – 13 January 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:04 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:37
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 14:40
Nakshatra Pushya – 23:50
Yoga Vishkambha – 19:04
Karana Taitila – 25:40*
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 11:15 – 12:35
Gulika Kalam: 08:34 – 09:55
Yama Gandam: 15:16 – 16:36
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka
Amrita Kalam 17:50 – 19:20
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 08:50 – 10:20
Durmuhurthams: 12:57 – 13:40
Bhogi in Previous Years
In 2016, Bhogi date was January 14.
In 2015, Bhogi date was January 14.
In 2014, Bhogi date was January 13.