Sankranti is one of the biggest festivals in the country, especially in southern and northern parts they celebrate this festival on a grand scale. This time Sankranti festival 2017 falls on 14th January. Every festival starts with the sunrise and ends with sunset but this festival will continuously celebrates for three days.
This Makara Sankranthi is occurred due to the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara on its celestial path. It is the first change in zodiac after the winter solstice and is the first day of the month of Magha. The festival is celebrated at various parts of the country. This is the Makara Sankranthi significance.
In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states they celebrate the Sankranti festival 2017 for three days, the first days is celebrated under the name of Bhogi, second day is as Makara Sankranti and the third day as kanuma. In Tamil Nadu, they celebrate this festival under the name of bhogi pandigai, Thai Pongal, maatu Pongal, kannum Pongal.
Bihar and Jharkhand celebrates this festival under the name of Makar Sankranti or Sakraat or Khichdi and in many parts, people celebrate this festival for getting good harvest.
Delhi and Haryana people celebrate this festival under the name of sakraatt. Churma of ghee, halwa and kheer are cooked specially in Jats and Yadav’s homes on this day. Kites plays a important role on this day.
In Gujarat they celebrate this day on a grand scale. It is one of the major festivals to them. January 14th is celebrated as uttarayan and 15th January is celebrated as vasi uttarayan.
Makara Sankranti Muhurat starts on 7:50 and maha punya kaal muhurat ends on 8:14 and Punya Kaal Muhurat ends on 17:59. On this day, try to spread this Pongal history to children, family members and friends. On this day everyone must know the Makara Sankranthi significance.
Sankranti festival 2017 Muhurat:
Maha punya kaal muhurat: 07:50 to 8:15
Punya kaal muhurat: 07:50 to 17:59