Bhogi 2017 is the first day of the four days Sankranti festivities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and it is celebrated one day before of main Makar Sankranti day. Bhogi 2017 date is January 13.
In both Telugu and Tamil cultures, Bhogi 2017 is celebrated on the same day. Makara Sankranti day. On Bhogi day, people discard old and unused items which are no longer in use. People get up before dawn and light bonfire, famously known as Bhogi Mantalu, with wood and other solid fuels. Derelict wooden items at home are offered to the fire as a Bhogi ritual. People also lit crackers early in the morning.
Bhogi 2017 in Telugu – Bhogi Sankranti date in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2017
In Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Sankranti is celebrated for four days. The certain customs are followed during each of the four days and those days are known as:
Day 1 - Bhogi which is also called as Bhogi Pandigai.
Day 3 - Kanuma Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Mattu Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
Day 4 - Mukkanuma in Andhra Pradesh and Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
A major ritual on the day is the design of Bhogi Muggulu (a type of Rangoli) and Bhogi pallu functions. The children are dressed up in colorful clothes, including traditional Langa-Voni for the girls, for the occasion. A mixture of Regi Pallu, Senagalu, flower petals, pieces of sugarcane, jaggery and coins are showered on them. It is believed that the customs of Bhogi Pallu preserves children from the evil eye, bless the children with wealth and long life.