Gangasagar Mela 2017: Ganga Sagar Mela, Ganga Snan during Makar Sankranti

Gangasagar Mela or Ganga Sagar Fair is the largest mela in West Bengal. Gangasagar Mela is observed during Makar Sankranthi. In 2017, Ganga Sagar Mela starts on January 13 and ends on January 15. The major Snan of Gangasagar Mela is on 14 January 2017 (Makara Sankranti). The mela is celebrated at Sagar Island where […]

Uttarayan (Uttarayanam, Uttarayana Punyakalam)

Uttarayan, also known as Uttarayanam or Uttarayana Punyakalam, is the six month period between Makara Sankranti or Makar Sankraman and Karka Sankranti (usually July 14) or Karka Sankramanam. In 2017, Uttarayan starts on January 14. Dakshinayanam is the period between July 14 to January 14. On Makara Sankranti day, Sun transits into Makara Rashi, towards […]

Sankranti 2014, Makar Sankranti 2014, Makara Sankranthi 2014 date

Sankranti 2014, Makara Sankranti 2014 dates, Sankranthi 2014 calendar, Sankranthi festival in 2014, Makara Sankranti 2014 date. When is Sankranti in 2014? Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is celebrated on Makar Sankraman day. Four-day Sankranti 2014 starts on 13 January and ends on 16 January 2014. Bhogi marks the beginning of the festival and the festivities […]