Makar Sankranti 2019 is just around the corner and the festive vibe is hard to miss.The nation has geared up to welcome the Lohri bonfire and spread the Makar Sankranti cheer. Makar Sankranti, also known as Makara Sankranti, is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent to observe the day which marks the shift of the sun into ever-lengthening days. The festival is a seasonal observance as well as a religious celebration. The harvest festival is celebrated with much fervour across the country. Makar Sankranti celebrates the sun's shift into Capricorn (also called Makar in Sanksrit). It is around the same time that sun starts making transition towards North. From this point onwards, the cold, short and wintery days start giving way to slightly longer and warmer days. The limited sunlight takes a toll on crop harvesting, which is why when the sun moves towards North, the country rejoices at the prospect of warm days and longer spell of sunlight. They celebrate the auspicious occasion with a lot of delicious food, folk tales, songs and dance rituals.
When Is Makar Sakranti 2019?
This year Makar Sakranti tithi starts on 14th January 2019, and goes on till 15th January 2019.
Punya Kaal Muhurta = 07:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (15th January)
Duration = 5 Hours 19 Mins
Sankranti Moment = 8:05 p.m on 14th, January
Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 07:20 a.m. to 09:07 p.m. (15th January)
Duration = 1 Hour 46 Mins