Panaji, January 13: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu early on Wednesday celebrated Bhogi with his family at Raj Bhawan in Goa. Bhogi marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival.

"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," the official Twitter handle of the Vice President tweeted. Bhogi Images & Pongal 2021 HD Wallpapers For Free Download Online: Wish Happy Bhogi With WhatsApp Messages, GIF Greetings and Stickers.

On the occasion, Naidu, who was seen performing all rituals related to Bhogi, including circling around the bon fire along with his wife, prayed for everyone's happiness, good health and prosperity. Happy Bhogi 2021 Messages and HD Images: Best WhatsApp Greetings, Bhogi Panduga Subhakankshalu Photos, GIFs and Wishes to Celebrate First Day of Pongal.

"Lohri and Bhogi greetings to all! These festivals are known for their colorfulness and symbolise good harvest and bountifulness of nature. May the pious bonfires bring in happiness, good health and prosperity for all. #Lohri #Bhogi," Naidu tweeted.

Bhogi, largely celebrated in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, is part of the Pongal festival in which useless household articles are put in a bonfire. Pongal is observed to mark the end of the winter and the beginning of the harvest season.

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