Indian Vice President VP Naidu Celebrated Bhogi With His Family In Goa; Watch
Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, celebrated ‘Bhogi’ festival in Goa’s Panaji with his family on January 13. Scroll down to take a peek into the celebrations.
Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu celebrated the auspicious occasion of Bhogi with his family in Goa’s Panaji, early on Wednesday. Interestingly, the celebration took place at Raj Bhavan in Goa. On the other hand, on the same day, the official Twitter handle of India’s Vice President extended wishes to everyone. “Bhogi is the festival of change. Derelict articles and negative ideas are discarded and a new energy is welcomed into people’s homes. It is symbolised by lighting a bonfire or Bhogi Mantalu”, read the tweet.
Interestingly, to give a peek into the rituals of Bhogi, VP Naidu shared a handful of pictures and videos on the internet. In the caption of his post, we gave a brief context of the festival. One of his captions which was written in Kannada, read, “A festival that welcomes new spirit, abandoning unnecessary things and negative ideas. Typically the fire is sung for the beginning of the Sankranti festival with the lighting of the Agni Kund or the bandit”. As per the video, Naidu was seen performing all rituals related to Bhogi, including circling around the bonfire along with his wife. He also prayed for everyone’s happiness, good health and prosperity.
For the unversed, Bhogi is largely celebrated in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is a part of the Pongal festival in which unwanted household items are put into the bonfire. Pongal is celebrated to mark the end of the winter and the beginning of the harvest season.
Well, Mr Naidu not only performed pooja to mark the celebration of Bhogi but also extended wishes for Lohri and Makar Sankranti. For Makar Sankranti, VP Naidu, along with his wife Usha and other family members performed a Puja at Shri Vigneshwara temple located in Raj Bhavan.
On the other hand, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, also wished a Happy Makar Sankranti to the citizens of India. Recently, he pinned a special poem written by him on his Twitter handle along with his Gujarati poem, NaMo that explained the importance of the deity Sun.
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