Are you ready to fill the sky with colorful kites? To fulfill your delicious desires of Til (sesame seeds), Gud (jaggery), Chikkis (sweet made of jaggery) and blaze fire while spring season comes up? Celebrate Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan), Pongal, & Magh Bihu, and find out what makes this day so special!
Muhurat Of The Day
Punya Kaal Muhurta: 07:15:14 to 12:30:00
Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta: 07:15:14 to 09:15:14
The above Muhurat is for New Delhi. Click on the below given button to know the Muhurat of your place.
*The actual Sankranti moment is 01:16:32 am as per English calendar. In Hindu culture, Puja is performed after sunrise. Hence, Punya Kaal Muhurta is perfect and Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta is best to be considered.
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During Makar Sankranti, Sun travels from southernmost point towards North direction and that phase of transition is known as ‘Uttarayan’ in Vedic terms, where ‘Uttar’ means North and ‘Ayan’ means movement.
Take a quick read on predictions by our famous astrologers and see what impact will Sun Transit in Capricorn will leave:
If you are in politic, you might feel that its giving you pain but do not worry as success will kiss your feet. Read more...
You will turn mirrors into windows by achieving success in education and competition. Happiness from children’s side is also possible. Read more...
A bit complicated situations might be observed in domestic & love life, but do not forget that failures are always the part of success. Read more...
A beautiful love connection will be seen with in-laws and wedding bells are heard for lovebirds. Read more...
‘He who has health, has hope’. Hence, a good care is needed even if some not so happy moments are there. Read more...
In 2016, knowledge will give you power. You will make big amount of money. Read more...
Home is where love resides. Hence your expenses on your family will increase. Maintaining a cordial relationship with loved ones is suggested. Read more...
Hard Work is always needed to achieve success and when it comes to political and social matters, twice of that is needed. Read more...
Your words can inspire people around you and they will turn in your favor. Tough situations will become easier for you now. Read more...
A good decision is a crucial skill at every stage and now it will improve drastically even though some thorns might be there. Read more...
Everyone faces ups and downs in life therefore the trick is to have courage during that phase. Journeys are on the cards. Read more...
You might spend your investment due to issues like health or arguments. A child is an uncut diamond of the family so take care over his health. Read more...
Let’s now know in detail about this auspicious day.
Significance of Makar Sankranti
On the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun transits to Capricorn (Makar). Sun signifies knowledge, spiritual light, and wisdom. It is tranditionally celebrated as a harvest festival. In some places, people know it as Khichdi festival as well because people cook Khichdi on this day. Know everything in detail about this day from here: Makar Sankranti
Rituals On Puja Day
- The puja starts at the time when Sun rises
- Start the prayer by chanting Gayatri Mantra.
- Illuminate two Diyas
- Place Coconut, nuts and betal leafs at Puja place
Pongal is celebrated with great enthusiasm Tamilians all over the world. As per Tamil Calendar, January 15, 2016 is the day when this festival will be celebrated. Tamilians say 'Thai Pirandhaal Vazhi Pirakkum’, which means that all evil thoughts and problems will be solved after this day. For farmers, this festival of Pongal is like a new beginning of fortunate life.
Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is on January 15, 2016. During this festival, a lavish feast is organised by people when they greet each other and exchange Bihu wishes. Prayer is offered to the God of fire, which marks the end of the harvesting year.
Delicacies For Makar Sankranti, Pongal & Bihu
- Til Laddoos - since Til or sesame are the harvest of this season
- Paatishaapta - mixture of coconut, khoya, jaggery
- Chikki - puffed rice and jaggery
- Sakkarai Pongal: rice, jaggery, moong daal, cashews
With an ending note, we wish a very prosperous Makar Sankranti to all of you. We hope that our predictions of Sun transit in Capricorn will help you to plan your life in a better way.