Bhogi fire.jpg
Bhogi fire at Sri Balakrishna Towers, Gorantla, Guntur
Official name Bhogi
Also called Bhōgi, Lōhri
Observed by Hindus in South India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia[1]
Type Seasonal, traditional
Significance Midwinter festival
Celebrations Bonfire
Observances Bonfire
Date Last day of Agrahayana month of Hindu calendar
2022 date January 14
Related to Makar Sankranti
Bihu (Bhogali / Magh / Bhogi in Tamil,Telugu)

Bhogi (Kannada: ಭೋಗಿ,Telugu: భోగి,Tamil: போகி) is the first day of the four-day Pongal Festival (பொங்கல் திருவிழா) Makar Sankranti (ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ, మకర సంక్రాంతి) festival. It falls on last day of Agrahāyaṇa or Mārgaśīrṣa month of Hindu Solar Calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it is usually celebrated on 13 January. It is a festival celebrated widely in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra.[2][3]

On Bhogi, people discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. At dawn, people light bonfires with logs of wood, other solid-fuels, and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful. This marks the end of the year's accounts and the beginning of new accounts on the first day of the harvest on the following day. Like other festivals, Pongal and Lohri, Bhogi is also dedicated to Lord Indra [4][5][6]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Bhogi 2022: What Bhogi Means? How Is It Celebrated?". Sakshi Post. 11 January 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  3. ^ Srih, Sri Sri Rangapriya Sri (23 March 2019). Festivals of Bharata. Bharatha Samskruthi Prakashana. ISBN 978-93-89028-69-0.
  4. ^ "About Bogi Festival | Bhogi Festival | Bhogi Celebrations". 1 January 2017.
  5. ^ "bhogi pandigai: Bhogi Pandigai 2022: Check date, time & significance of Bhogi Pandigai". The Times of India. 13 January 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  6. ^ Murthy, Neeraja (13 January 2020). "Citizens speak about the change they would want to see this Bhogi". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 January 2022.