Bhogi Pongal or Bogi festival is the first day of Pongal celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The similar festival is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with same name. In 2021, Bhogi Pondal date is January 13.
Bogi festival is dedicated to Lord Indra, the God of clouds and Rains. This is the reason why Bhogi Pongal is also called as Indran.
On Bhogi Pongal, people clean their houses and keep the surroundings neat. They store unwanted and waste goods for this festival. Devotees keep their houses attractive and to welcome all Gods they draw beautiful Kolam (floral designs or rangoli designs). Some types of grains or rice are kept on kolam designs. In some areas, cow dung balls are also kept on kolams.
In the evening, the main ritual called ‘Bhogi Mantalu or the sacred bonfire is performed. The waste material is kept in middle and set fire. In some places, people dance around the Bhogi Mantalu or sacred bonfire.
Panchang, Bhogi Pongal – 13 January 2021
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
In 2020, Bhogi Pondal date is January 14.
In 2019, Bhogi Pondal date was January 14.
In 2018, Bhogi Pondal date was January 13.
In 2017, Bhogi Pondal date was January 13.
In 2016, Bhogi Pondal was on January 14.
In 2015, Bhogi Pongal date was January 14.
In 2014, Bhogi Pondal date was January 13.
In 2013, Bhogi Pondal date was January 13. Bhogi Pongal 2012 date was January 14, 2012.