Bhogi 2017 in Telugu Calendar – Bhogi Sankranti date in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2017

Bhogi or Bogi is the first day of Sankranti celebrations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Bhogi 2017 date is January 13. In both Telugu and Tamil cultures, Bhogi is celebrated on the same day. A major activity on the day is the burning of all things that are bad or of no use – a sort of cleansing ceremony.

A major ritual on the day is the drawing of Bhogi Muggulu (a type of Rangoli) and Bhogi pallu functions.

In the Bhogi Pallu functions, a mix of regi-pallu, flower petals, pieces of sugarcane, coins and jaggery are showered on young children.

In Tamil Nadu, Bhogi is observed on the last day of Margali Month. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is celebrated in the Pushya month.

Bhogi is essential a preparation for Pongal in Tamil Nadu and in Andhra Pradesh for the Sankranti festival. You can find more details about Bhogi in this article – Significance of Bhogi.

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