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.
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
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)
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.