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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Srisailam Sankranthi Brahmotsavam 2019 | Week long Festival at Srisailam Temple

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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. At 8.30 AM on 12 January 2019, Ankurarpana is held amidst chants of Veda Pandits. Shiva Sankalpam, Ganapathi Puja, Swasthi, Punyaha Vachanam, Chandishwara […]

Sankranti 2017 | Makar Sankranti 2017

Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is celebrated on Makar Sankraman day. Four-day Sankranti 2017 starts on 13 January and ends on 16 January 2017. Bhogi marks the beginning of the festival and the festivities are concluded on Mukkanuma. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of Uttarayan or Uttarayana Punyakalam (sun’s transition towards Northern Hemisphere). In 2016, Makar Sankranti […]

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 […]

Gopuja on Kanuma in Temples of AP & Telangana

Gopuja on Kanuma in Temples of AP & Telangana on 16 January 2016.. TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao instructed the HDPP Secretary Sri Prayaga Ramakrishna to organize Gopuja on the festival of Kanuma across the two Telugu Speaking states. During the weekly review meeting with senior officers in his chambers in TTD Administrative Building […]

Sankranti 2016, Makar Sankranti 2016

Sankranti 2016, Makara Sankranti 2016 dates, Sankranthi 2016 calendar, Sankranthi festival in 2016, Makara Sankranti 2016 date. When is Sankranti in 2016? Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is celebrated on Makar Sankraman day. Four-day Sankranti 2016 starts on 14 January and ends on 17 January 2016. Bhogi marks the beginning of the festival and the festivities […]

Makara Sankranti, 15 January 2015

15 January 2015 is Makara Sankranti. It marks the transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius). 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 for Telugu and Tamil people. With Makara Sankramana, Thai […]

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, […]

Panchangam, Sankranthi – 15 January 2016

Panchangam for Sankranthi – 15 January 2016 is given here. Panchang of 15 January 2016 displays Tithi of 15 January 2016, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 15 January 2016 Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:58 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)10:57 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:27 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – 19:57 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Sankranti 2015 Sand Art

On the occasion of Makara Sankranti, the famous sand sculpor Tarani Misro designed a sand sculpture on 13th January 2015. Tarani drawn about the rituals and celebrations of Bhogi, Sankranti and Kanuma in a tremendous symbolic way. The sand sculpture was made at Vizianagaram Sankranti Sambaralu 2015. Makara Sankranti Phala 2015 – Predictions All About Makara Sankranti […]

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 […]