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 2019, Bhogi Pondal date is January 14.
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 – 14 January 2019
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, पौष मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, अष्टमी, रेवती नक्षत्र, शिवा योग, सिद्ध योग, बव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:21 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:03
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 24:37*
Nakshatra Revati – 12:53
Yoga Shiva – 07:31
Skipped Yoga : Sidhha – 30:53*
Karana Bava – 24:37*
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 08:34 – 09:55
Gulika Kalam: 13:56 – 15:16
Yama Gandam: 11:15 – 12:35
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Poush Mahina 2075
Malayalam Calendar – Dhanu Month 1194 (Dhanu Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Poushya Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Margali Month (Margazhi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Poush Mash 1425
Nepali Calendar – Poush Maas 2075
Telugu Calendar – Pushya Masam (Pushyam)
Marathi Calendar – Poush Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Poush Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu – 20:05:54
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 12:53:20
Amrita Kalam 30:25* – 32:05*
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 15:06 – 15:48
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.