Today, 14 January 2014 is Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, & 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 festival for Telugu and Tamil people.
With Makara Sankramana, Thai Masam begins in Tamil Nadu and Makara Masam starts in Kerala.
Makara Sankramana Snana are performed at various places along the river banks of Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Yamuna, etc.
Magh Mela begins on Makar Sankranti day. Gangasagar Mela is another big fair celebrated in West Bengal with a congregation of millions of devotees.
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Daily Panchangam, 14 January 2014 – Makar Sankranti
Sun Rise 07:10 Sun Sets 18:01 Moon Rise 16:40 Moon Sets 05:26
Tithi Sukla Chaturdasi Ends at 31:46
Nakshatram Mrigasira Ends at 07:18
Gara (Garaja) Karana Ends at 18:31, Vanija Karana Ends at 31:46
Eindra Yogam Ends at 26:21
Purnimanta Month – Paush Month
Amavasyanta Month – Paush Month
Tamil Month – Thai Masam
Malayalam Month – Makaram Month
Bengali Month – Poush Month
Abhijit Muhurtham 12:11:30 – 12:59:30
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 22:06 – 23:54 Duration: 01:47
Rahu Kalam: 15:18:15 – 16:39:37
Gulika Kalam: 12:35:30 – 13:56:52
Yama Gandam: 09:52:45 – 11:14:07
Durmuhurthams: 09:20:12 – 10:03:36
Durmuhurthams: 23:16:42 – 00:00:06