Srisailam Sankranthi Brahmotsavam | Week long Festival at Srisailam Temple

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. Here is the timetable or schedule of Sankranthi Brahmotsavam 11 January 2018 – Bramhotsavala Ankurarpana, Dhwajarohanam 12 January 2018 – Shesha Vahana Seva […]

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 […]

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 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 2018 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 2018, Bhogi Pondal date is January 13. Bogi festival is dedicated to Lord Indra, the God of clouds and Rains. This is the reason why Bhogi […]

Mukkanuma 2018, Fourth Day of Sankranti Festival in Andhra Pradesh

Mukkanuma is the final and fourth day of Makara Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Mukkanuma date is January 16. 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 2018, Kanuma Festival during Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh

Kanuma festival is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. In 2018, Kanuma date is January 15. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Trains for Sankranthi 2013: Secunderabad-Nellore, Machilipatnam-Secunderabad, Lingampalli-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Renigunta, Tirupati-Guntur

South Central Railway will run ten special trains between Secunderabad-Nellore, Tirupati-Guntur, Machilipatnam-Secunderabad and Vijayawada-Lingampalli in order to clear extra rush of passengers during the festival of Sankranthi as per the following schedule… Detailed information on Train No. 07117 Secunderabad-Nellore Special Train, Train No. 07230 Tirupati-Guntur Special Train, Train No. 07049 Machilipatnam-Secunderabad Special Train, Train No. 07207 Vijayawada-Lingampalli and […]

Mukkanuma – Fourth and Final Day of Sankranti Celebrations

Mukkanuma is the final day of Sankranti celebrations. On this day people arrange huge feasts, invite friends and relatives. Mukkanuma 2016 date is January 17. In some places, on Mukkanuma bullock cart races and cock fightings are held. Mukkanuma is the final day of Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka.

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 2017? In the year 2017, Bhogi is celebrated on 13th January. Significance or Importance of Bhogi: As this is a day to worship lord Indra, […]