TL-SANKRANTI-FESTIVAL (BES16) - Three-day Sankranti festivities begin in Telangana & AP
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (PTI) The three-day Sankranti festivities began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh today with 'Bhogi' being celebrated with fervour on the first day.
Bhogi 'mantalu' (bonfire) were lit at dawn outside the homes. The bonfire is lit with logs of wood and wooden furniture that is no longer useful.
Derelict things at home are also thrown into the fire. The disposal of derelict things symbolises the sacrifice of old habits, vices and attachment to material things.