Bhogi festival is the first day of the Pongal festival which is celebrated in honour of Lord Indra, “the God of Clouds and Rains”. According to the Gregorian calendar, Bhogi is celebrated on January 13 but sometimes it is celebrated on January 14. In Tamil Calendar, this the day corresponds to the month Maargazhi. Bhogi festival celebrated widely in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The significance of Bhogi is lighting a bonfire, in which the people will burn the agricultural wastes, logs of firewood to keep them warm during the last lap of winter. Part of the celebration is the boiling of the first rice of the season consecrated to the Sun – the Surya Maangalyam. Bhogi festival is related to the day preceding Thai Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Lohri, Vishu, Vaisakhi. Check out below for Happy Bhogi Festival | Celebrations, Significance, Images, First Day of Pongal Festival.
On the occasion of Bhogi Festival, a special puja is performed on the first day of Pongal before the cutting of paddy. Farmers worship the sun and the earth by consecrate their ploughs and sickles with sandalwood paste. It is with these dedicated tools that the newly-harvested rice is cut.
Happy Bhogi Messages
- Hope you always soar
high just like the colourful
kites that dot the sky.
Happy Makar Sankranti! & Happy Bhogi
- “On the blissful occasion of Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal & Bhogi I wish you for prosperity, peace and happiness.”
- “Wishing that this festival is one, which brings good luck and prosperity and hoping that it is joyous, and fills your days ahead with happiness. Have a wonderful Bhogi festival.“
- “Flame ur past in bhogi, invite new hopes, pleasures & clothes with Sankranthi, enjoy kanuma with all tastes. happy Pongal & happy bhogi”
- Just as you discard old objects on Bhogi, remove all the all the unpleasant things in yourself and start a new life. May this day mark a new chapter in your life.