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Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival and is celebrated by Hindus in the month of Magha in India. On this day the Sun returns to the Northern Hemisphere and passes from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. It is celebrated differently in different parts of the State. In the sacred river of Ganges, people take dip in water and worship the Sun God to purify their souls. The festival signifies that one should eliminate from the darkness of deception and commence to enjoy a new life with brightness.


Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional event. Makara Sankranthi is a solar event making one of the few Indian festivals which fall on the same date in the Gregorian calendar every year: 14 January, with some exceptions when the festival is celebrated on 13 or 15 January. Get latest Happy Makar Sankranti Images hd below.

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana 

The festival, Sankranti (మకర సంక్రాంతి), is celebrated for four days in Andhra Pradesh below:

Day 1 – Bhogi (భోగి) (Andhra only)

Day 2 – Makara Sankranti (మకర సంక్రాంతి-పెద్ద పండుగ)- the main festival day

Day 3 – Kanuma (కనుమ) (Andhra only)

Day 4 — Mukkanuma (Andhra only)

Makar Sankranti in 2017 : 15th January 2017 (Sunday)

Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta

Punya Kaal Muhurta = 06:53 to 12:25

Duration = 5 Hours 32 Mins

Sankranti Moment = 01:35

Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 06:53 to 08:43

Duration = 1 Hour 50 Mins

Makar Sankranti is known by various other names in different parts of India which are as follows:

1. Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh: Maghi

2. Tamil Nadu: Pongal

3. Rajasthan and Gujarat: Uttarayan

4. Assam Valley: Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu

5. Sabarimala Temple in Kerala: Makar Vilakku Festival

6. Bihar, Goa, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Orissa, Manipur, Sikkim, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra: Makar Sankranti or Sankranti.

7. Kashmir Valley: Shishur Saenkraat

It is celebrated by different names in some other countries also.

Cambodia: Moha Sangkra, Myanmar: Thingyan, Nepal: Maghi by Tharu people and Maghe Sankranti or Maghe Sakrati by others.

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Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makar_Sankranti