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 […]

Kanuma 2020 | Kanuma Festival during Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh

Kanuma festival is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. In 2020, 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 […]

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, […]

Makara Sankranti Predictions 2020 | 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 2020, Makara Sankramanam is on 15 January 2020, Wednesday, Krishna Paksha Panchami in Paush Month (Pushya Masam). Makara Sankramana takes place at Purva Phalguni Nakshatra, Shobhana Yoga and Taitila […]

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 2020 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 2020, 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 […]

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 Pandlu Muhurtham 2020 – 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 […]

Thai Pongal 2020

Thai Pongal is one of the major festivals observed in Tamil Nadu during Thai month. In 2020, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magh Bihu 2020 | 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 2020, Magh Bihu date is January 15. This week-long festival marks the end of harvesting season in Assam. It is celebrated with feasting and lighting bonfires. ‘Uruka’ […]

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 […]

Makar Sankranti Puja 2020 time | Sankranti Pooja Muhurat 2020

Makar Sankranti Puja 2020 time, sankranti pooja muhurat 2020 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 15 January […]

Pongal 2020 Puja Time | Thai Pongal Pooja Muhurtham 2020

Pongal 2020 Puja Time | Thai Pongal Pooja Muhurtham 2020. Pongal is the biggest festival in Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated for 4 days. Pongal Puja time in 2020 or Pongal Pooja Muhurtham is given here according to the standard Tamil calendars and the Tamil astrology basics. Makara Sankranti Punyakalam Timings ==>> 6.43 AM to […]

Makara Sankranti 2020 | Makar Sankranthi 2020 date

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. Makara Sankranti 2020 date is January 15. The four-day festival begins with Bhogi and ends with […]

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 2020

14 January 2020 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 […]