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 […]

Sri Andal Kalyanam in Srirangam on Bhogi Pongal

Goddess Andal

Andal Kalyanam is a popular ritual observed in Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple on Bhogi Pongal (last day of Dhanurmasam celebrations). In 2017, Andal Kalyanam date is January 13. Goddess Andal (Godadevi / Goda Ammavaru) merged with Lord Ranganatha in Srirangam after observing the Paavai Nombu (in Margali masam). The union of Goddess Andal and Lord […]

Bhogi Pongal 2017 date in Tamil Nadu

Bhogi Pongal or Bogi festival is the first day of Pongal celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The similar festival is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with same name. In 2017, Bhogi Pondal date is January 13. Bogi festival is dedicated to Lord Indra, the God of clouds and Rains. This is the reason why Bhogi […]

14 January 2016, Bhogi Pongal

14 January 2016 is Bhogi Pongal, the first day of Pongal or Makara Sankranthi festival. It is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh 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 […]

Bhogi Pongal, 13 January 2013

Today, 13 January 2013 is Bhogi Pongal. In Tamil Nadu, it is Bhogi Pongal and in Andhra Pradesh it is Bhogi festival, the first day of Makara Sankranthi festival. Bhogi festival is marks the beginning of 4-day Makar Sankranti festival in AP and Karnataka and Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. Bhogi Mantalu and Bhogi Pallu […]