Kaanum Pongal – 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 is Kaanum Pongal. Kaanum Pongal is 4th day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. ‘Komatha Puja’ (Go Puja) is the main ritual on Kaanum Pongal. The word ‘Kaanum’ in Tamil means ‘to see’. On this festive day, people meet relatives and friends and feast together. People go on picnic to the banks […]

Mattu Pongal – 15 January 2017 | Jallikattu Festival day

15 January 2017 is Mattu Pongal. Mattu Pongal is the third day of Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu. In Tamil, the word “Mattu” means bull and this day of Pongal is for celebration of the cattle, particularly bulls that play a vital role by working hard to help the farmers to raise crops on their […]

Kanuma – 15 January 2017 | 3rd day of Makara Sankranti

15 January 2017 is Kanuma festival. Kanuma is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Govardhana Puja or Go puja (worship of cows) is the major ritual during Kanuma. It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna was lifted the Govardhana parvatham (Mount […]

Health Benefits of Celebrating Makar Sankranthi in traditional manner

Apart from ritualistic celebrations, Makar Sankranthi has several number of herbal and health benefits. Celebrating Pongal festival in traditional manner makes us healthy. Here is a list of the items associated with Sankranti festival and their health benefits for us… Regu Pandlu (Ziziphus zizyphus – commonly known as Jujube, Red date, Indian date, Chinese date, […]

Makar Sankranti Puja 2017 time | Sankranti Pooja Muhurat 2017

Makar Sankranti Puja 2017 time, sankranti pooja muhurat 2017 is given here. Makar Sankranti puja – observing oil bath; preparing special recipe (Kheer / Khichdi), and offering naivedya to Lord Surya (other Gods – Shiva Parvati / Lakshmi Narayan), will be based on shubh muhurat. Surya Bhagavan enters into Capricron (Makara rashi) on 14 January […]

Makara Sankranti Punya Snan in Sangam, Holy Dip in Sangam at Allahabad

Makara Sankranti is the most auspicious time to perform Punya snan (holy dip) in Sangam at Allahabad. Sangam is the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. Lakhs of devotees throng to Sangam for Sankramana snan on Sankranti day. Kumbh Mela also starts on Makara Sankranti day; hence the devotees come in large numbers. In […]

Sankranthi Bommala Koluvu | Bommala Nomu during Sankranti

Bommala Koluvu, Bommala Nomu is one of the popular traditions in Andhra Pradesh during Makara Sankranti. Sankranti Bommala Koluvu begins a day prior to Bhogi and ends on Mukkanuma with the observance of Bommala Nomu. Married women and unmarried girls arrange the dolls in order and invite other women and girls to their houses to […]

Sankranti Sambaralu Sand Sculpture 2017

Sankranti Sambaralu Sand Sculpture 2017 designed by Tarani Prasad Mishra at Vizianagaram. In 2017, Makara Sankranti date is 14 January. Tarani also made a Sand Sculpture for NTR Beach Festival at Kakinada Beach, East Godavari district. The Government Of Andhrapradesh is Conducting this Festival as a Tourism Festival. Scroll down for the sand sculpture…

Makara Sankranti Predictions 2017 | Makara Sankranthi Phala | Sankranthi Purusha Lakshanam

‘Makara Sankranti’ is an auspicious day on which Surya Bhagawan enters into Makara Rashi (Capricorn) from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius). On this day Uttarayana Punyakalam begins. In 2017, Makara Sankramanam is on 14 January 2017, Saturday, Pushya Shukla Vidiya (Durmukhi Nama Samvatsaram), in Ashlesha Nakshatra, Preeti Yoga and Garaji Karanam. The exact time of Sri Surya […]

Bhogi, Bhogi Pongal – 13 January 2017

13 January 2017 is Bhogi (Bhogi Pongal), the first day of Pongal or Makara Sankranthi festival. It is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. It falls a day prior to Sankranthi or Makara Sankramana festival. As it marks the last day of Dhanurmasam or Margali masam, Andal Kalyanam or Sri Godadevi […]