Today – January 13, 2013 – is Bhogi Pongal, the first day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and is also the first day of the Telugu Sankranti celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. The day is popularly meant for cleaning – all things that are bad and of no use are burned on the day. Earlier only agricultural waste used to burned on the day.
On the Bhogi day people, decorate their homes, buy new vessels, other utensils and food items needed for the Pongal and Makar Sankranti celebrations.
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