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.
Makara Sankranti 2020 date is January 15. The four-day festival begins with Bhogi and ends with Mukkanuma in many places.
Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu for three days. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Sankranthi is celebrated for four days. Bhogi, Sankranti, Kanuma and Mukkanuma are the four festivals during Makar Sankranthi.
Sankranti 2019 dates – Calendar of Sankranthi 2020
Bhogi 2020 – January 14
Sankranti 2020 – January 15
Kanuma 2020 – January 16
Mukkanuma 2020 – January 17
Bhogi marks the beginning of Sankranti festival. Sacred bonfire is the main ritual during Bhogi. This ritual is called as ‘Bhogi Mantalu in Andhra Pradesh. Kite flying, Rangoli designs (Pookalam, kolam or muggulu), Gobbemma, Gangireddu and haridasu are the main aspects of Sankranthi festival.
Kanuma, third day during Sankranti festival, is associated with the legend of lifting of Govardhan Giri by Lord krishna. Mukkanuma, the final day of Sankranti festival, is celebrated to worship cattle.
Panchang, 15 January 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:58
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)22:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)10:47
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 12:09
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 28:07*
Yoga Shobhana – 21:13
Karana Garaja – 22:53
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 12:36 – 13:56
Gulika Kalam: 11:15 – 12:36
Yama Gandam: 08:34 – 09:55
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha – 11:28:34
Amrita Kalam 21:28 – 22:56
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:36 – 14:04
Durmuhurthams: 12:14 – 12:57