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 […]

Bhogi Rituals, Customs and Bhogi Puja

Bhogi is the first day of 4-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In Tamil Nadu, Bhogi is observed as Bhogi Pongal. For a grand celebration of Bhogi, all houses are cleaned and washed. People decorate their houses with “Rangoli / Kolam / Muggu”. Women draw the rangoli with rice flour and […]

Bhogi Significance and celebrations, How Bhogi is celebrated?

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Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Tamil people celebrated Bhogi as Bhogi Pongal. Bhogi Mantalu and Bhogi Pallu are the main ritual during Bhogi festival. In the early morning, people light a sacred bonfire called Bhogi Mantalu. Children dance around bhogi mantalu, singing songs in praise of […]

Bhogi Pallu (Bhogi Pandlu, Bhoda Pandlu), showered on the heads of children

“Bhogi Pandlu” is a special ritual to be performed on the day of Bhogi. On Bhogi, the children are dressed up with new dresses. They are given Aarti and Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu – a special mixture of gooseberries, food material, sugarcane and rice) are showered on the heads of children to protect them from […]

Sri Andal Kalyanam in Srirangam on Bhogi Pongal

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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

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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 […]

Makara Sankranti Muggulu, Pongal Rangoli Designs

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Pongal is a season of Rangoli (Muggulu). Women enthusistically perform the Rangoli thing. Even they participate in Rangoli competitions. Rangoli is known as Muggu in Telugu and Kolam in Tamil. Makara Sankranthi 2016 dates – Bhogi, Sankranthi, Kanuma & Mukkanuma 2016 dates Here are some Rangoli designs photos or images or pictures: few of these […]

Bhogi 2017 (Bhogi festival during Sankranthi)

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 […]

Makar Sankranthi, Sun’s Transit into Makara Rashi (Capricorn)

Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranthi, marks the Suns transit into Makara Rashi. This day marks the beginning of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is celebrated throughout India with various names. Makara Sankramana Snan is the most observed ritual during Sankranti. Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu for three days. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, […]