Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu) is ritual and tradition to be celebrated on Bhogi during Makara Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. In some places of Karnataka and Maharashtra also have the similar tradition to be celebrated on Ratha Saptami / Holi festival.
“Bhogi Pandlu” is a special ritual to be performed on the day of Bhogi. On Bhogi, the children are dressed up with new dresses. They are given Aarti and Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu – a special mixture of gooseberries, food material, sugarcane and rice) are showered on the heads of children to protect them from the evil forces.
The main reason of offering Bhogi Pallu to children is to get them better health and prosperity. It is a type of solution for Nara Drishti and Graha Peeda Nivarana.
Bhogi Pandlu Muhurtham, 13 January 2018
Auspicious Time = 7 AM to 9.30 AM | 11.20 AM to 12.30 Noon.
Bhogi Pandlu Muhurtham, 14 January 2018
Auspicious Time = 2 PM to 5.30 PM