15 January 2016 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 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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Panchang, 15 January 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:58
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)10:57 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:27
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – 19:57
Nakshatra Uttara Bhadrapada – 26:33*
Yoga Parigha – 19:35
Karana Taitila – 19:57
Skipped Karana : Garaja – 30:55*
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 11:15 – 12:36
Gulika Kalam: 08:34 – 09:55
Yama Gandam: 15:17 – 16:37
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena
Amrita Kalam 22:01 – 23:32
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:58 – 14:29
Durmuhurthams: 12:57 – 13:40