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, 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 […]

Sri Andal Kalyanam in Srirangam on Bhogi Pongal

Goddess Andal

Andal Kalyanam is a popular ritual observed in Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple on Bhogi Pongal (last day of Dhanurmasam celebrations). In 2019, Andal Kalyanam date is January 14. Goddess Andal (Godadevi / Goda Ammavaru) merged with Lord Ranganatha in Srirangam after observing the Paavai Nombu (in Margali masam). The union of Goddess Andal and Lord […]

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 […]

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 […]

14 January 2016, Bhogi Pongal

14 January 2016 is Bhogi Pongal, the first day of Pongal or Makara Sankranthi festival. It is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh 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 Kalyanam is […]

Makara Sankranti Muggulu, Pongal Rangoli Designs

Pongal is a season of Rangoli (Muggulu). Women enthusistically perform the Rangoli thing. Even they participate in Rangoli competitions. Rangoli is known as Muggu in Telugu and Kolam in Tamil. Makara Sankranthi 2016 dates – Bhogi, Sankranthi, Kanuma & Mukkanuma 2016 dates Here are some Rangoli designs photos or images or pictures: few of these […]

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, […]

Gangireddu & Haridasu: Popular Aspects of Sankranti

Gangireddu is a sacred bull, which is decorated with beautiful clothes and ringing bells. Haridasulu are the people of a cast who are dedicated to receive charities from other people. Gangireddu and Haridasu are the two important aspects of Makar Sankranti. Haridasu makes gangireddu (bull) to dance. The scene clearly depicts bulls obedience to his […]

Kanuma – Third day of Sankranti Festival

Kanuma is the third day of the festival, Sankranti. According to Hindu mythology, on this day Lord Sri Krsihna lifted the Govardhana Hill (Govardhana Giri – Govardhana Giridhari is one of Krishnas names). Kanuma 2016 or Kanumu 2016 date is January 16. Once Lord Indra, with his headstrong poured a heavy rain on Gokulam (Sri […]

Kite Flying – A tradition During Sankranti

Kite flying is a major tradition during the Sankranti days. In some regions, Kite flying is started in the month of December and is continued till February. In some North Indian as well in some South Indian cities, kite flying competitions are held. During the Pongal, the schools announce holidays for children, they are actively […]

Panchangam, Bhogi – 14 January 2015

Here is the Panchangam for Bhogi, 14 January 2015. Bhogi marks the first day of Makara Sankranti festival. Panchang of 14 January 2015 displays Tithi of 14 January 2015, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 14 January 2015. Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57 Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 25:49 Chandrastama (Moonset) 12:42 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) […]

Bhogi – Telugu Festival Celebrations

Bhogi – Telugu Festival Celebrations are explained here. The importance of Bhogi festival for Telugu people… భోగి పండుగ దక్షిణాయనంలో ప్రజలు తాము పడిన కష్టాలను, బాధలను అగ్ని దేవుడికి ఆహుతి చేస్తూ రాబోయే ఉత్తరాయణంలో సుఖసంతోషాలను ఇమ్మని కోరుతూ వేసే మంటలు – భోగిమంటలు.భోగి రోజు సాయంత్రం పిల్లలకు పోసే భోగి పళ్ళు సాక్షాత్తు శ్రీమన్నారాయణుడి దివ్యమైన ఆశీస్సులు. ఈ పండుగనాడు సంక్రాంతి సంబరమంతా పిల్లలదే. తెల్లవారు ఝామునే లేచి […]

Bhogi, Sankranti & Kanuma (Telugu)

Importance of Bhogi, Sankranti & Kanuma in Telugu.. భోగి, సంక్రాంతి, కనుమ హిందువులు అంతా పెద్దల నుండి పిన్నల వరకు అత్యంత ప్రీతిపాత్రంగా ఆచరించే పండుగలలో “సంక్రాంతి” ప్రముఖస్ధానం సంపాదించుకుంది. ఇది పుష్యమాసంలో సూర్యుడు “మకరరాశిలో” ప్రవేశించిన పుణ్యదినం. ఈ సంక్రాంతిలో “సం” అంటే మిక్కిలి “క్రాంతి” అంటే అభ్యుదయం. మంచి అభ్యుదయాన్ని ఇచ్చు క్రాంతి కనుక దీనిని “సంక్రాంతి” గా పెద్దలు వివరణ చెబుతూ “మకరం” అంటే! మొసలి. ఇది పట్టుకుంటే వదలదు […]

Sankranti Rituals & Celebrations in Andhra Pradesh

Makara Sankranthi is the biggest festival in Andhra Pradesh. Gobbemmalu, Kite flying, Gangireddu & Haridasu, Bhogi Pandlu, Bhogi Mantalu (bonfire), etc are the important rituals and celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. This festival is celebrated for four days – starting from Bhogi.. Gobbemmalu: Gobbemmalu are cow dung balls which are kept on Muggu (Rangoli), which is […]

Bhogi Pongal, 13 January 2013

Today, 13 January 2013 is Bhogi Pongal. In Tamil Nadu, it is Bhogi Pongal and in Andhra Pradesh it is Bhogi festival, the first day of Makara Sankranthi festival. Bhogi festival is marks the beginning of 4-day Makar Sankranti festival in AP and Karnataka and Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. Bhogi Mantalu and Bhogi Pallu […]

Bhogi 2013, Sankranthi bhogi date in 2013

Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2013, Bhogi date is January 13. It is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya (Vidiya) in Pushya masam (Poush Month) in 2013. Bhogi Mantalu or the sacred bonfire is burned during Bhogi to burn or destroy our sins and darkness in life. Bhogi […]