Bhogi is the first day of four-day Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh. Bhogi 2011 date is January 14. In 2011, Bhogi is celebrated on Pushya Shukla Dashami or Dhanurmasa Dasami. Bhogi Mantalu or the sacred bonfire is burned during Bhogi to burn or destroy our sins and darkness in life. Bhogi is the common festival in Andhra Pradesh during Sankranthi and Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Another major ritual during Bhogi festival is Bhogi Pandlu (Bhogi Pallu). Bhogi Pallu is a mixture of fruits, pieces of sugarcane, rice and some other grains. This mixture is showered on children by elders during Bhogi day. It is the most celebrated event on the festival of Bhogi and Sankranthi. Bhogi is the first day of Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh which is celebrated in honour of Lord Indra. People draw Rangoli designs or Sankranthi Muggulu or Kolam on the occasion of Bhogi inviting Sankranti
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