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Description : The day of Sankranti is dedicated to Lord Surya (i.e. Sun God) and this day is considered significant to worship Surya Deva. Although there are twelve Sankranti in Hindu calendar but Makar Sankranti is the most significant among all Sankranti(s) due to its religious significance. [...more]
Also Called : Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayana, Maghi, Makar Sankramana, Magh Bihu
Significance : the Sun transits from Dhanu Rashi to Makar Rashi
Deity(s) : Lord Surya
Key Rituals : Kite flying, Surya Deva worshipping
Mythological Figures : Lord Surya

2016 Makar Sankranti date : January 15 (Friday)
2017 Makar Sankranti date : January 14 (Saturday)
2018 Makar Sankranti date : January 14 (Sunday)
2019 Makar Sankranti date : January 15 (Tuesday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Shashthi of Paush month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Shashthi of Paush month (Shukla Paksha)

2018 Makar Sankranti Muhurta :
Jaipur - 14:00 to 17:50
Chennai - 14:00 to 17:57
Mumbai - 14:00 to 18:16
Kolkata - 14:00 to 17:08
Gurgaon - 14:00 to 17:42
Hyderabad - 14:00 to 17:57
Bengaluru - 14:00 to 18:08
Ahmedabad - 14:00 to 18:10
Chandigarh - 14:00 to 17:38


Observances :
  • ritualistic bonfire a day before Makar Sankranti
  • worshipping rising Surya Deva, the Sun God
  • holy dip in sacred water bodies
  • making Pongal and distributing it as Prasad in Tamil Nadu
  • performing charity by giving alms to the needy
  • flying kites especially in Gujarat [...more]

Devotional Songs :
Aarti - Jai Kashyap Nandan
Chalisa - Jai Savita Jai Jayati Diwakara
Namavali - 108 Surya Names

Art Work :
Sankranti Greetings, Sankranti Rangoli, Makar Sankranti Images
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