Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2013, Bhogi date is January 13. It is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya (Vidiya) in Pushya masam (Poush Month) in 2013.
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.
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
Bhogi 2012 date was January 14. In 2012, Bhogi was celebrated Krishna Paksha Sashti in Pushya Masam.
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