Bhogi : Cleanse your life of all old energy and reinvigorate it with new vitality.
Nishi was relieved to be able to return home for the Pongal holidays. Pongal was her favourite holiday because it was the longest of the year. She had a great time celebrating the occasion with her family. They were regular visitors to her grandparents' house in Pollachi. It was a lush green expanse, and she enjoyed taking long excursions around the fields and greeting her barn friends.
But, before they departed for Pongal, it was time to start over. She saw Bhogi as a chance to cleanse her spirit of all old energy and refresh it with a new, fresh aura. Bhogi was a period when families extensively cleansed their houses and got rid of anything unneeded. Her family gave away a lot of reusable items to charity.
Bhogi is the opening day of the four-day Pongal celebration. The festival is extensively observed in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, as well as Maharashtra, and it falls on the same day as Lohri in North India. The word Bhogi comes from the word Bhog which means “bountiful harvest”.
According to custom, people clean their homes and gather items such as old broken furniture, ruined mats, used brooms, logs and dried branches of trees, and so on before Bhogi day. On Bhogi day, they light bonfires in front of their homes with gathered things in the early morning hours. Some people boil water in pots over these bonfires to have an oil bath in them.
The deep cleaning aspect of this Bhogi day is significant since the next day is Makara Sankranti, which marks the start of a new year when the sun enters the Makara zodiac, indicating warmer days ahead.
So, enjoy burning the old and bringing the new this auspicious season. Bhogi can also help cleanse your mind and soul. Check out our website to replace your old things with authentic Indian items.