15 January 2015 is Makara Sankranti. It marks the transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius).
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 2015 – Makar Sankranti
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:58
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 26:44 Chandrastama (Moonset) 13:25
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 29:21*
Nakshatra Swati – 08:09
Yoga Shula – 24:29*
Karana Vishti – 29:21*
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 13:56 – 15:17
Gulika Kalam: 09:55 – 11:15
Yama Gandam: 07:14 – 08:34
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 26:44:10*
Amrita Kalam 23:46 – 25:25*
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 13:54 – 15:33
Durmuhurthams: 15:06 – 15:49