Bhogi, Bhogi Pongal – 14 January 2020

14 January 2020 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 Kalyanam is also celebrated on this day by Vaishnava sect of people.

Showering Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu), combination of rice, berry fruits, sugarcane pieces, other food items, is an important ritual performed to get the children out from the Nara drishti.

Bhogi Pandlu Muhurtham 2019 – 14|15 January

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, 14 January 2020

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)21:50 Chandrastama (Moonset)10:04

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 14:48
Nakshatra Magha – 07:55
Skipped Nakshatra : Purva Phalguni – 29:57*
Yoga Saubhagya – 24:33*
Karana Kaulava – 25:28*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 15:16 – 16:36
Gulika Kalam: 12:35 – 13:56
Yama Gandam: 09:55 – 11:15

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu – 26:22:28*
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 24:04* – 25:32*
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 15:15 – 16:44
Durmuhurthams: 23:16 – 24:09*

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