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Makar Sankranti

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Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti
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
2020 Makar Sankranti date: January 15 (Wednesday)
2021 Makar Sankranti date: January 14 (Thursday)
2022 Makar Sankranti date: January 14 (Friday)
2023 Makar Sankranti date: January 15 (Sunday)
Hindu Calendar Date:
Purnimanta - Shashthi of Paush month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Shashthi of Paush month (Shukla Paksha)
2021 Makar Sankranti Muhurat:
New Delhi - 08:30 AM to 05:46 PM
Pune - 08:30 AM to 06:18 PM
Chennai - 08:30 AM to 06:01 PM
Kolkata - 08:30 AM to 05:13 PM
Hyderabad - 08:30 AM to 06:01 PM
Ahmedabad - 08:30 AM to 06:15 PM
Noida - 08:30 AM to 05:45 PM
Jaipur - 08:30 AM to 05:55 PM
Mumbai - 08:30 AM to 06:21 PM
Gurgaon - 08:30 AM to 05:47 PM
Bengaluru - 08:30 AM to 06:12 PM
Chandigarh - 08:30 AM to 05:43 PM
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
Kalash
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