14 January 2017 – Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, Makarajyothi

Sankranti no-watermark

14 January 2017 is Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, Uttarayana Punyakalam & Makaravilakku or Makarajyothi at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Makara Sankranthi marks the transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn). It is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Lohri in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and some other North Indian states; as Magh Bihu in Assam. Makara Sankranthi is a biggest […]

Uttarayana Punyakalam Tharpana Sankalpa Mantras – 14 January 2017

Uttarayana Punyakalam Tharpana Sankalpa Mantras for 2017 are given here. 14 January 2017 is an auspicious day to perform Uthrayana Punya kalam Tharpana. Uttarayana Punyakalam Tharpana Sankalpa Mantras – 14 January 2017 (Makara Ravi Sankramanam Mantras) Durmukhinama samvathsare ,Uttaraayane  , hemantha  rithou, Makara  mase , Krishna  pakshe, Dwitheeyayam      punya thidhou , Sthira   vasara yukthayam, […]

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 […]

Makar Sankranthi, Sun’s Transit into Makara Rashi (Capricorn)

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. Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu for three days. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, […]