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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 January 2019 – Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu

15 January 2019 is Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, Uttarayana Punyakalam & Makaravilakku or Makarajyothi at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Makara Sankranthi marks the transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn). In 2019, Makaravilakku date is January 14. It is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Lohri in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and some other North Indian states; as Magh […]

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 […]

Pongal Trains 2018 | Tirunelveli – Tambaram Special Trains

For Pongal 2018, Southern Railway will run special trains between Tambaram and Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. These special trains will have halt at Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchi, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti and Vanchi Maniyachchi. From Tambaram to Tirunelveli Train No.06015 Tambaram – Tirunelveli special fare special train will leave Tambaram at 10.20 p.m. on January […]

Kaanum Pongal – 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 is Kaanum Pongal. Kaanum Pongal is 4th day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. ‘Komatha Puja’ (Go Puja) is the main ritual on Kaanum Pongal. The word ‘Kaanum’ in Tamil means ‘to see’. On this festive day, people meet relatives and friends and feast together. People go on picnic to the banks […]

Mattu Pongal – 15 January 2017 | Jallikattu Festival day

15 January 2017 is Mattu Pongal. Mattu Pongal is the third day of Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu. In Tamil, the word “Mattu” means bull and this day of Pongal is for celebration of the cattle, particularly bulls that play a vital role by working hard to help the farmers to raise crops on their […]

Pongal 2017 Puja Time | Thai Pongal Pooja Muhurtham 2017

Pongal 2017 Puja Time, Thai Pongal Pooja Muhurtham 2017… Pongal is the biggest festival in Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated for 4 days. Pongal Puja time in 2017 or Pongal Pooja Muhurtham is given here according to the standard Tamil calendars and the Tamil astrology basics. Pongal date is 14 January in 2017. The auspicious muhurtham […]

17 January 2016 – Mukkanuma

17 January 2016 is Mukkanuma festival. Mukkanuma is the final and fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh. 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 (worshipping […]

16 January 2016 – Kanuma, Mattu Pongal

16 January 2016 is Kanuma & Mattu Pongal. Mattu Pongal is the third day of Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu and Kanuma is the third festival of Makara Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over Indra. Indra tried to destroy the Gokulam without knowing that Krishna is one of […]

15 January 2016 – Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, Makaravilakku (Makarajyothi), Uttarayana Punyakalam

15 January 2016 is Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, Uttarayana Punyakalam & Makaravilakku or Makarajyothi at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Makara Sankranthi marks the transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn). It is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Lohri in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and some other North Indian states; as Magh Bihu in Assam. Makara Sankranthi is a biggest festival […]

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 […]

Pongal 2019 dates | Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal & Kannum Pongal

Pongal is a four-day festival celebrated with lot of gusto in Tamil Nadu. It is observed in the Tamil month, Thai Masam. In 2019, Pongal starts on January 14 with Bhogi Pongal. It is the biggest harvest festival celebrated as thanks giving occasion to the nature. Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal, Kannum Pongal are […]