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 2022, 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 2022
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:54 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:44 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 02:04 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 03:48 AM, Jan 14
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 07:32 PMDwadashi
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 05:07 PMRohini
Karana : Vishti upto 07:32 PM. Bava upto Full Night.
Yoga : Shubha upto 12:35 PM. Shukla.
Weekday : Guruwara.
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Pausha – Purnimanta Pausha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:57 AM to 12:41 PM
Amrit Kalam : 02:24 PM to 04:13 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 01:40 PM to 03:02 PM
Yamaganda : 06:54 AM to 08:15 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 09:36 AM to 10:58 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 10:31 AM to 11:14 AM 02:51 PM to 03:34 PM