Makar Sankranti Festival 2017
In the year 2017 Makarsankranti is on Saturday, 14.01.2017 .
The sun will enter the Makar Rashi at 07:37.
When is Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal in 2017
The Punya Kaal will be on 14.01.2017 from sun rise to Whole day.
What is Makar Sankranti -
Every month the sun transits from one sign of the zodiac to the next sign of the zodiac. This movement of the sun from one sign to another is called Sankranti. There are twelve signs so there are twelve Sankrantis in a year. When the sun moves from Sagittarius ( Dhanu Rashi) to Capricorn ( Makar Rashi ), is known as Makar Sankranti.
Other important things about Makar Sankranti -
The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India in some form or the other. In Bihar and in some parts of Uttar Pradesh, it is known as 'Khichari'. In Tamilnadu it is celebrated as Pongal. In Bengal every year a big fair is held at Ganga Sagar.
3.Bhishm Pitamaha had the boon of Ichchha Mrityu. So he chose Uttaraayan to leave this world for his heavenly abode. He kept lying on the bed of arrows and left this world on this day.