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 2019 | Fourth Day of Sankranti Festival in Andhra Pradesh

Mukkanuma is the final and fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2019, 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, […]

Makara Sankranthi at Arasavalli Temple

Makara Sankranthi is a jubilant festival celebrated at Arasavalli Temple. It falls in January every year. Special Abhishekam and Archana are performed to Lord Suryanarayana Swamy. Those who will have the Darshanam of Suryanarayanaswamy on Makara Sankranthi would be blessed with health and prosperity. Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is celebrated on Makar Sankraman day. Four-day […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sankranti 2014, Makar Sankranti 2014, Makara Sankranthi 2014 date

Sankranti 2014, Makara Sankranti 2014 dates, Sankranthi 2014 calendar, Sankranthi festival in 2014, Makara Sankranti 2014 date. When is Sankranti in 2014? Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is celebrated on Makar Sankraman day. Four-day Sankranti 2014 starts on 13 January and ends on 16 January 2014. Bhogi marks the beginning of the festival and the festivities […]

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 […]

Bhogi Festival – First day of Sankranti dedicated to Indra

Bhogi is the first day of Pongal or Sankranthi festival and is dedicated to Lord Indra. Lord Indra considered as the “Lord of Clouds and Rain”. When is Bhogi in 2019? In the year 2019, Bhogi is celebrated on 14th January. Significance or Importance of Bhogi: As this is a day to worship lord Indra, […]