The first day of Pongal festival is known as Bhogi Pongal. Bhogi falls on last day of margazhi month.. Bhogi Pongal is also the first day of the Sankranthi Festival in Andhra Pradesh. In 2014, Bhogi Pongal is on January 13.
Bhogi is often referred as Lord Indra, the Vedic God of thunder and rain. It is also widely believed that Bhogi Pongal is the Indra Vizha festival observed during the Chola period.
Bhogi Pongal is a sort of preparation day for Pongal. The next day is the most important Pongal day which is referred as Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal. On the Bhogi Pongal day people, decorate their homes and buy new vessels and other items that needed for pongal festival…
Main thing about bhogi pongal is burning of old things and bring new things and happiness throught out the year.
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