Mukkanuma – 16 January 2022 | Pashuvula Panduga | 4th day of Makara Sankranti

16 January 2022 is Mukkanuma (Pashuvula Panduga). Mukkanuma is the final, fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Mukkanuma is celebrated on the next day of Kanuma. It is celebrated as Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Kanuma and Mukkanuma are also known as ‘Pasuvula […]

Bhogi 2022 | Bhogi festival during Sankranthi

Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2022, Bhogi date is January 13. It is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Pushya masam (Poush Month) in 2022. It coincides with Poush Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Bhogi Mantalu or the sacred bonfire is burned during Bhogi to burn or […]

Bhogi Rituals, Customs and Bhogi Puja

Bhogi is the first day of 4-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In Tamil Nadu, Bhogi is observed as Bhogi Pongal. For a grand celebration of Bhogi, all houses are cleaned and washed. People decorate their houses with “Rangoli / Kolam / Muggu”. Women draw the rangoli with rice flour and […]

Bhogi Pandlu Muhurtham 2022 – 13|14 January

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 […]

Bhogi Significance and celebrations, How Bhogi is celebrated?

Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Tamil people celebrated Bhogi as Bhogi Pongal. Bhogi Mantalu and Bhogi Pallu are the main ritual during Bhogi festival. In the early morning, people light a sacred bonfire called Bhogi Mantalu. Children dance around bhogi mantalu, singing songs in praise of […]

Kanuma – 15 January 2022 | 3rd day of Makara Sankranti

15 January 2022 is Kanuma festival. Kanuma is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Govardhana Puja or Go puja (worship of cows) is the major ritual during Kanuma. It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna was lifted the Govardhana parvatham (Mount […]

Makara Sankranti Predictions 2022 | Makara Sankranthi Phala | Sankranthi Purusha Lakshanam

‘Makara Sankranti’ is an auspicious day on which Surya Bhagawan enters into Makara Rashi (Capricorn) from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius). On this day Uttarayana Punyakalam begins. In 2022, Makara Sankramanam is on 14 January 2022, Friday, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi in Paush Month (Pushya Masam). Makara Sankramana takes place at Rohini Nakshatra, Brahma Yoga and Balava Karana. […]

Makar Sankranthi, Sun’s Transit into Makara Rashi (Capricorn)

Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranthi, marks the Suns transit into Makara Rashi. This day marks the beginning of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is celebrated throughout India with various names. Makara Sankramana Snan is the most observed ritual during Sankranti. Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu for three days. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, […]

Health Benefits of Celebrating Makar Sankranthi in traditional manner

Apart from ritualistic celebrations, Makar Sankranthi has several number of herbal and health benefits. Celebrating Pongal festival in traditional manner makes us healthy. Here is a list of the items associated with Sankranti festival and their health benefits for us… Regu Pandlu (Ziziphus zizyphus – commonly known as Jujube, Red date, Indian date, Chinese date, […]

Pongal 2022 Puja Time | Thai Pongal Pooja Muhurtham 2022

Pongal 2022 Puja Time | Thai Pongal Pooja Muhurtham 2022. Pongal is the biggest festival in Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated for 4 days. Pongal Puja time in 2022 or Pongal Pooja Muhurtham is given here according to the standard Tamil calendars and the Tamil astrology basics. Makara Sankranti Punyakalam Timings ==>> 2.29 PM to […]

Surya Pongal 2022 | Second day of Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Surya Pongal is the second day of four-day Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. In 2022, Surya Pongal date is January 14. As the name suggests, the festival is dedicated to Surya or Sun God. Surya Pongal is celebrated as Makar Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and North Indian states. This is also the first day […]

Mukkanuma 2022 | Fourth Day of Sankranti Festival in Andhra Pradesh

Mukkanuma is the final and fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2022, Mukkanuma date is January 16. Mukkanuma is celebrated on the next day of Kanuma. It is celebrated as Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Kanuma and Mukkanuma are also known as ‘Pasuvula Panduga’ (Festival of Cattle) in Telugu. Pasuvula Puja […]

Kanuma 2022 | Kanuma Festival during Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh

Kanuma festival is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. In 2022, Kanuma date is January 15. Govardhana Puja or Go puja (worship of cows) is the major ritual during Kanuma. It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna was lifted the Govardhana parvatham (Mount Govardhan) to save the farmers […]

Makar Sankranti Messages, Wishes, SMS, Quotes, WhatsApp Status

Makar Sankranti is one such a festival celebrated all over India. This festival is known by different names like Makara Sankranti, Magha Mela, and Maghi etc in different part of the country along with Nepal and Bangladesh. It is not only a festival but also a specific solar day in the calendar of Hindus. The […]

Srisailam Sankranthi Brahmotsavam 2022 | Week long Festival at Srisailam Temple

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Thousands of devotees throng the temple for Swami vari and Ammavari Darshanam and to see the annual Brahmotsavam. It is to note that main Brahmotsavam in Srisailam Temple is during Maha Shivaratri. At 8.30 AM on 11 January 2023, Ankurarpana is held amidst chants of Veda Pandits. Shiva Sankalpam, Ganapathi Puja, Swasthi, Punyaha Vachanam, Chandishwara […]

Sankranthi Bommala Koluvu | Bommala Nomu during Sankranti

Bommala Koluvu, Bommala Nomu is one of the popular traditions in Andhra Pradesh during Makara Sankranti. Sankranti Bommala Koluvu begins a day prior to Bhogi and ends on Mukkanuma with the observance of Bommala Nomu. Married women and unmarried girls arrange the dolls in order and invite other women and girls to their houses to […]

Bhogi Pallu (Bhogi Pandlu, Bhoda Pandlu), showered on the heads of children

“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 […]

Thai Pongal 2022

Thai Pongal is one of the major festivals observed in Tamil Nadu during Thai month. In 2022, Thai Pongal date is January 14. This festival, dedicated to Lord surya, is celebrated for four days. Thai Pongal is celebrated as Makara Sankranthi in other regions of India. Thai Pongal marks the beginning of Thai month in […]

Lohri 2022 | Lohri Festival – 13 January 2022

13 January 2022 is Lohri Festival. It is celebrated on a day prior to Makara Sankranti festival. It is mainly celebrated in North Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Delhi. Lohri is celebrated on the eve of winter solstice. It is a cultural extravaganza of Punjabis and Haryanvis. Brahmin communities in the […]

Magh Bihu 2022 | Bhogali Bihu or Maghar Domahi in Assam

Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu or Maghar Domahi, is a harvest festival of Assam. It is equivalent of Makar Sankranti or Pongal and celebrated in Magh Month. In 2022, Magh Bihu date is January 14. This week-long festival marks the end of harvesting season in Assam. It is celebrated with feasting and lighting bonfires. ‘Uruka’ […]