Makara Sankranti 2018 | Makar Sankranthi 2018 date

Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranthi, marks the Suns transit into Makara Rashi. This day marks the beginning of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is celebrated throughout India with various names. Makara Sankramana Snan is the most observed ritual during Sankranti.

Makara Sankranti 2018 date is January 14. The four-day festival begins with Bhogi and ends with Mukkanuma in many places.

Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu for three days. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Sankranthi is celebrated for four days. Bhogi, Sankranti, Kanuma and Mukkanuma are the four festivals during Makar Sankranthi.

Sankranti 2018 dates – Calendar of Sankranthi 2018

Bhogi 2018 – January 13

Sankranti 2018 – January 14

Kanuma 2018 – January 15

Mukkanuma 2018 – January 16

Sankranti

Makar Sankranti

Bhogi marks the beginning of Sankranti festival. Sacred bonfire is the main ritual during Bhogi. This ritual is called as ‘Bhogi Mantalu in Andhra Pradesh. Kite flying, Rangoli designs (Pookalam, kolam or muggulu), Gobbemma, Gangireddu and haridasu are the main aspects of Sankranthi festival.

Kanuma, third day during Sankranti festival, is associated with the legend of lifting of Govardhan Giri by Lord krishna. Mukkanuma, the final day of Sankranti festival, is celebrated to worship cattle.

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  1. Deeptendu says:

    sankaranti in the month of August 2018 ?

  2. Shatrunjay says:

    2018 desi calender with sankranti date each month

  3. Suloch says:

    bhogi sankranti kanuma festival dates in the year 1971

  4. Anarghya says:

    SOUTH INDIAN PRAYER DATES AND FESTIVALS FOR TAMIL YEAR 2013 TO 2014

  5. thanamteresa says:

    Flame your past in “BHOGI”Invite new hopes&pleasures with “SANKRANTHI”

  6. akhilesh says:

    Makar Sankranti is very grand festival in Tamil Nadu. We celebrate with full family and this time we are getting 3 days holidays with weekend. Enjoy the festival

  7. JL says:

    See – we hindus are used to believe nature as our God. (thats infact right). All the creatures of nature should be respected – thats what hinduism says. So during the shankaranthi festival,
    on Bhogi – we clean up our homes and get ready for the festival. Infact, we should know the worth of the good old items and dispose only if it doesnt worth. but unfortunately, we had burnt a lot of good things without knowing their value and therefore our culture was left with a gap. The gap which Aryabatta can find without telescope!!!
    on day 1 – We worship the Sun (as) God without whom we cannot live at all – shankarathi..
    on day 2 – We worship the cattle which helps us plough the land and also gives us milk with our little care.
    On Day 3 – we dedicate to visit our relatives & Friends and share our affection for them. Love and affection grows only when shared. Thats were we dedicated time for it.

    But do we understand all these?? I myself doubt – for us, nowadays these days are holidays to relax at home…Lets understand and praise our culture

  8. narendra babu says:

    Wish you a happy Pongal and Jai Telangana

  9. Vissu says:

    WISH YOU VERY HAPPY MAKARA SANKRANTHI ALL OF YOU
    AND ENJOY

  10. VIJAY SURESH SONAWANE says:

    WISH U VERY HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI ALL OF U
    JOY AND ENJOY IN THIS DAY YOUR ALL DREAMS COME TRUE TODAY
    THANKS
    VIJAY SONAWANE

  11. chandra sekhar reddy says:

    “BOGI ” BBOGALU ” SANKRANTI” SAMBARALU
    “KANUMA” KAMANEEYA KANTHULU MEEINTA MENDUGA VUNDALI

  12. K.MURALI KRISHNA says:

    MI ANDARI KI BOGI MARIYU MAKARA SANKRANTI SHUBHAKANKSHALU

  13. krishnamurthi says:

    please update us with sankranti 2018 phala or results.

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  15. Lakshminarayana says:

    Kahi nenapu mareyagali.
    Sihi nenapu chiravagali.
    Hosa dinagalalli neevu kanda kanasu nanasagali
    “wish U Happy MAKAR SANKRANTI”
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    wish ”””’ you
    happy sankranthi

  16. Hulkar singh kurmi says:

    Happy makar sankranti! Narbada ji me dubki lagaakar bolo Shubh Sankranti ..

  17. JayasheelaPradeep says:

    Happy Makara Sankranthi . . . . .

  18. Arun says:

    Hey, Can I do put the bhogi pallu on my kid on January 16 2010? or is it supposed to be done only on Bhogi day? Jan 14 this yr I guess Please let me know.
    Thanks

    • NAVEEN KUMAR SANAGALA says:

      Mostly, many people observe the riruak of bhogipallu on sankranthi day. in 2010, sankranthi is on January 14 2010…

  19. sai sudhir says:

    write about the significance of bhogi mantalu and bhogi pandlu. why Kanuma and mukkanuma are celebrated.