Bhogi, Bhogi Pongal – 13 January 2017

13 January 2017 is Bhogi (Bhogi Pongal), the first day of Pongal or Makara Sankranthi festival. It is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

It falls a day prior to Sankranthi or Makara Sankramana festival. As it marks the last day of Dhanurmasam or Margali masam, Andal Kalyanam or Sri Godadevi Kalyanam is also celebrated on this day by Vaishnava sect of people.

Showering Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu), combination of rice, berry fruits, sugarcane pieces, other food items, is an important ritual performed to get the children out from the Nara drishti.

Andal Kalyanam (Godadevi Kalyanam) in Srirangam on Bhogi Pongal

Significance of Bhogi and how Bhogi is celebrated?

Bhogi Pongal, Second day of Pongal Celebrations in Tamil Nadu

Bhogi Puja – Rituals and customs of Bhogi

Bhogi Pandlu, blessings for children by elders 

Bhogi Festival, dedicated to Lord Indra

Panchang, 13 January 2017

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:04 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:37

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 14:40
Nakshatra Pushya – 23:50
Yoga Vishkambha – 19:04
Karana Taitila – 25:40*

Today’s Panchang
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

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka

Auspicious Time
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

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