Makar Sankranti 2021 Date

Makar Sankranti 2021 Date

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Makar Sankranti 2021 Date

Makar Sankranti 2021 Date

In Sanskrit the word Sankranti means transition. As the sun transits to Makara Rashi (Capricorn) from  Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarus) this day is known as Makara Sankranthi. Makara Sankranti marks the start of the Uttarayana Punya Kaala which also a start of day for the Gods. This year Makara Sankranti is celebrated on Thursday, 14th January 2021.

Makara Sankranti is one of the biggest harvest festivals of India. Makara Sankranti is famous with different names in different parts of the country. Makara Sankranti is known as Maghi, Pongal, Magh Bihu etc.

Each part of the country has its own set of rituals on Makara Sankranti. Preparing of different kinds of delicious sweets and other food items is common in all parts of the country. Makara Sankranti is famous for huge Rangolis. For few people  taking a dip in holy rivers is a ritual on Makara Sankranti.

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