Bhogi 2021 | Bhogi festival during Sankranthi

Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2021, Bhogi date is January 13. It is celebrated on Amavasya in Margashira masam (Margashirsha Month) in 2021. It coincides with Poush 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.

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, Bhogi – 13 January 2021

प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, पौष मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, अमावस्या तिथि, उत्तराषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, हर्षण योग, नागव – किंस्तुघ्न करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 7:15 AM

Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 5:45 PM

Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 7:22 AM

Chandrastamayam (Moonset) : 5:54 PM

Today’s Panchangam:

Tithi : Amavasya upto 10:29 AM Pratipada

Nakshatra : Uttara Ashadha upto 05:28 AM, Jan 14 Shravana

Yoga : Harshana upto 12:16 AM, Jan 14 Vajra

Karana : Nagava upto 10:29 AM Kimstughna upto 09:42 PM Bava

Paksha : Krishna Paksha

Weekday : Budhavara (Wednesday)

Samvat:

Shaka Samvat : 1942 Sharvari

Chandramasa : Pausha – Purnimanta ; Margashirsha – Amavasyanta

Vikram Samvat : 2077 Pramadi

Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Poush Mahina 2077 (Paush Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Dhanu Month 1196 (Dhanu Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Margashirsha Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Margazhi Month (Margali Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Poush Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Poush Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Margashira Masam (Margashiram)

Marathi Calendar – Margashirsha Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Magshar Maas

Shubh Muhurat (Auspicious Timings):

Abhijit Muhurat : None

Amrit Kalam (Amrutha Kalam) : 11:18 PM to 12:51 AM, Jan 14

Time to Avoid:

Rahu Kalam : 12:30 PM to 01:49 PM

Yamaganda Kalam : 8:34 AM to 09:53 AM

Gulikai Kalam (Kuligai Timings) : 11:11 AM to 12:30 PM

Dur Muhurtam : 12:09 PM to 12:51 PM

Varjyam : 2:04 PM to 03:36 PM

Bhogi in Previous Years

In 2020, Bhogi date is January 14.

In 2019, Bhogi date is January 14.

In 2018, Bhogi date was January 13.

In 2017, Bhogi date was January 13.

In 2016, Bhogi date was January 14.

In 2015, Bhogi date was January 14.

In 2014, Bhogi date was January 13.

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