Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2024, Bhogi date is January 14. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Saptami in Pushya masam (Poush Month) in 2024. 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 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 – 14 January 2023
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:54 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:45 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 12:04 AM, Jan 15
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 11:25 AM
Tithi : Saptami upto 07:22 PMAshtami
Nakshatra : Hasta upto 06:14 PMChitra
Yoga : Vishti upto 06:54 AM Bava upto 07:22 PM Balava
Karana : Atiganda upto 12:34 PM Sukarma
Weekday : Shaniwara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta Pausha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:58 AM to 12:41 PM
Amrit Kalam : 11:49 AM to 01:32 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:36 AM to 10:58 AM
Yamaganda : 01:41 PM to 03:02 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:54 AM to 08:15 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:54 AM to 07:37 AM 07:37 AM to 08:21 AM
Varjyam : 02:33 AM, Jan 15 to 04:13 AM, Jan 15
Bhogi in Previous Years
In 2023, Bhogi date is January 14.
In 2022, Bhogi date is January 13.
In 2021, Bhogi date is January 13.
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.