Bhogi

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Bhogi
Type Seasonal, traditional
Significance Midwinter festival
Celebrations Bonfire
Date 13 January
Related to Sankrant
Pongal
Bihu (Bhogali / Magh /Bhogi in Telugu)

Bhogi is the harvest festival of Andhra Pradesh.

In Andhra Pradesh, the day preceding Makara Sankranti is called Bhogi (భోగి) when people discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. At dawn, people light a bonfire with logs of wood, other solid-fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful.[1] The disposal of derelict things is where all old habits, vices, attachment to relations and material things are sacrificed in the sacrificial fire of the knowledge of Rudra, known as the "Rudra Gita Gyana Yagya". It represents realization, transformation and purification of the soul by imbibing and inculcating various divine virtues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Post Jagran Article 15 01 2014