Makar Sankranti 2016
- Makar Sankranti is celebrated in January, when Sun enters into Capricorn from Sagittarius.
- Makar Sankranti 2016 will fall on January 15.
- Sun’s Uttarayan cycle starts from this day.
Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurat
- Punya Kaal Muhurta = 06:49 to 12:28
Duration = 5 Hours 39 Mins
- Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 06:49 to 08:42
Duration = 1 Hour 53 Mins
Flavors of Makar Sakranti
- In Bengal, the festival is synonymous with donating Til after taking bath.
- In Assam, it is celebrated as Bihu
- In Andhra Pradesh, it is celebrated as Bhogi
- Til-Gul is distributed in Maharashtra on this day. People give Til and Gud to each other and say -‘तीळ गूळ घ्या आणि गोड़ गोड़ बोला’, meaning, “take Til and gud and speak sweet things”.
- It is celebrated as Lohri in Punjab and Haryana.
- Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu.