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Bhogi : Significant & Joyous Festival In South India

Bhogi : A Significant & Traditional Festival celebrated in the Sankranti every year. It’s most celebrated in all over the world. On the occasion of Pandugan, which is the first day of the four-day harvest festival of Pongal celebrated in South India, a ritual known as Bhogi Mantalu takes place. In the early morning, bonfires are lit in front of every house or at communal spaces.

Bhogi & Pitakas

People gather various items that are no longer needed, such as pitakas (bundles of agricultural waste or discarded materials) or gobbemmas (decorative cow dung balls), and place them in the bonfires. The bonfires serve as a representation of letting go of the old and making way for fresh beginnings and prosperity.

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