Kanuma 2019 | Kanuma Festival during Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh

Kanuma festival is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. In 2019, Kanuma date is January 16. 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 […]

Mukkanuma 2020 | Fourth Day of Sankranti Festival in Andhra Pradesh

Mukkanuma is the final and fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2020, Mukkanuma date is January 17. 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 […]

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, […]

When is Makara Sankranti 2019 | 14 January or 15 January

When is Makara Sankranti 2019 – 14 January or 15 January? When is Makara Sankranti Puja in 2019, on 14 January or 15 January? In 2019, Sankranti festival date landed in confusion that some of the panchanga karthas stating the date of Sankranti as 15 January and the TTD Panchangam and other Panchangams followed in Vijayawada […]

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 […]

Makara Sankranti Sand Sculpture 2019

On the eve of Makara Sankranti, the famous sand sculptor Tarani Prasad Mishra designed a sand sculpture on 13th January 2019. And Sankranti 2019 date is January 15. Tarani drawn about the rituals and celebrations of Bhogi, Sankranti and Kanuma in a tremendous symbolic way. It is made at Vamsadhara river beach near L N […]

Bhogi, Bhogi Pongal – 14 January 2019

14 January 2019 is Bhogi (Bhogi Pongal), the first day of Pongal or Makara Sankranthi festival. It is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. It falls a day prior to Sankranthi or Makara Sankramana festival. As it marks the last day of Dhanurmasam or Margali masam, Andal Kalyanam or Sri Godadevi […]

Bhogi 2020 | Bhogi festival during Sankranthi

Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2020, Bhogi date is January 14. It is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in Pushya masam (Poush Month) in 2020. It coincides with Magh Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Bhogi Mantalu or the sacred bonfire is burned during Bhogi to burn or […]

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 […]

Thai Pongal 2019

Thai Pongal is one of the major festivals observed in Tamil Nadu during Thai month. In 2019, Thai Pongal date is January 15. 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 […]

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 […]

Bhogi Pongal 2019 date in Tamil Nadu

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 […]

Bhogi Pandlu Muhurtham 2019 – 14|15 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 […]

Makara Sankranti Predictions 2019 | 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 2019, Makara Sankramanam is on 14 January 2019, Monday, Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Paush Month (Pushya Masam). Makara Sankramana takes place at Ashwini Nakshatra, Siddha Yoga and Bava Karana. […]

Srisailam Sankranthi Brahmotsavam 2019 | 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 12 January 2019, Ankurarpana is held amidst chants of Veda Pandits. Shiva Sankalpam, Ganapathi Puja, Swasthi, Punyaha Vachanam, Chandishwara […]

Surya Pongal 2020 | Second day of Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Surya Pongal is the second day of four-day Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. In 2020, Surya Pongal date is January 15. 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 […]

Makar Sankranti Puja 2019 time | Sankranti Pooja Muhurat 2019

Makar Sankranti Puja 2019 time, sankranti pooja muhurat 2019 is given here. Makar Sankranti puja – observing oil bath; preparing special recipe (Kheer / Khichdi), and offering naivedya to Lord Surya (other Gods – Shiva Parvati / Lakshmi Narayan), will be based on shubh muhurat. Surya Bhagavan enters into Capricron (Makara rashi) on 14 January […]

Uttarayan (Uttarayanam, Uttarayana Punyakalam)

Uttarayan, also known as Uttarayanam or Uttarayana Punyakalam, is the six month period between Makara Sankranti or Makar Sankraman and Karka Sankranti (usually July 14) or Karka Sankramanam. In 2019, Uttarayan starts on January 15. Dakshinayanam is the period between July 14 to January 14. On Makara Sankranti day, Sun transits into Makara Rashi, towards […]

Lohri 2020 | Lohri Festival – 13 January 2020

13 January 2020 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 […]