Makar Sankranti 2017 Date

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Makar Sankranti 2017 Date

Makar Sankranti 2017 Date

The day when sun transits into Makara Rashi (Capricorn) from Dhanu Rashi (Saggitarus) is known as Makara Sankranti. Makara Sankranti falls on  Saturday, 14th January 2017.

One of the biggest harvest festivals of India is Makara Sankranti. Hence Makara Sankranti is celebrated all over India with joy. Makara Sankranti also starts the Uttarayana Punya Kalam as per the lunar Calendar. For Gods the day is for six months (uttarayan) and night for six months(Dakshinayan). Makara Sankranti is the start of the day for Gods.

Makara Sankranti is a well known festival but with different names in different parts of the country. It is known as Maghi in North India, Pongal in Tamil Nadu etc. Prepartion and distribution of sweets is common during Makara Sankranti.

Kite flying is a ritual in some parts of the country.

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