Makar Sankranti 2019: Is it on January 14 or on 15?

Makar Sankranti 2019: Date, Time, and its significance

Makar Sankranti 2019 will be celebrated on January 14 & January 15 in India. Some people are celebrating it on January 14 and some people are celebrating it on January 15. According to astrologers, the shubh mahurat for Makar Sankranti will begin from 7:30 Pm on January 14th. The first holy bath of Mahakumbh 2019  at Triveni Sangam will also take place on January 15. Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival which marks the end of winter season and the starting of longer days.


This festival is dedicated to God Sun and devotees take a dip in Ganga river to mark the importance of this auspicious day.  This day marks the beginning of Spring season. On this day, people fly kites and eat Kichdi. The festival is known by different names in different states of India. It is known as Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh, Makar Sankranti in Karnataka and several parts of North India. Magh Bihu in Assam and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.

People make sweets and the special sweet which is prepared on this day is Til Ke Ladoo. The sweets exchanged on Makar Sankranti symbolizes peace and happiness.

Here are 5 things that you should do on Makar Sankranti to seek the blessings of Lord Son:

1. You can chant “ Om Suryae Namah”. Do Surya Namaskar early in the morning. This will help you to get rid of all the troubles that you might face from the sun.

2. You can donate things to the people who need it. If you want luck to favor you. Donate blanket, butter, cereals, rice, and warm clothing to those who need it.

3. Pour jaggery and raw rice into the water and offer it to  God Sun. He will pour all his blessings on you.

4. Wear clean clothes and do not lie to anyone on this day

5. Avoid Alcohol and Nonveg on Makar Sankranti to seek the blessings of Lord Sun

Read more: Lohri 2019: 10 Warm Messages That You Can Send To Your Loved Ones!

Lord Sun enters a different zodiac sign

On Makar Sankranti, Lord Sun enters in the tropic of Capricorn from the tropic of Cancer. Capricorn is the Zodiac Sign of Saturn and Saturn is the son of Lord Sun. In simple words, Lord Sun comes down to his son’s place to stay with him. It signifies leaving behind all the bitterness in the past and entering into the beautiful world of love and concern.

Establishing a cordial relationship with all the people around us. We should celebrate this festival to mark the beginning of new and beautiful relationships.

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Parul Srivastava

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