Makar Sankranti 2020 – Get Auspicious Time & Date of Makar Sankranti 2020. It’s a popular Hindu festival, this is also known as Pongal, Lohri, Khichdi. This Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 January in 2020.
The festival of Makar Sankranti falls on the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the month of January every year. According to astrology, Sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius, then Makar Sankranti is celebrated. This year, the sun will be Uttarayan on the night of 14 January 2020 and the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 January 2020. It is wrong to say that the sun is also Uttarayan on this day. The fact is that Uttarayan begins on 2019 December 21-22. About eighteen hundred years ago, due to planetary mathematics, the Sankranti and Uttarayan positions used to be at the same time. Perhaps this is why Sankranti and Uttarayan are considered the same in some places.
For example in Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal. In Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, it is simply called Sankranti. The provinces of Goa, Odisha, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Jammu, etc. are called Makar Sankranti. In Haryana and Punjab, it is celebrated as Lohri on January 13, a day before. Paush Sankranti, Makar Sankraman, etc. are also some famous names.
What is the Uttarayan?
The Uttarayan is the day of the gods. The Uttarayan period is considered by sages to be important for attaining chanting, penance and accomplishment. It is also considered to be the day of the gods. In the Gita, Shri Krishna himself has said that the earth becomes light in the six months of Uttarayan. Apart from this, Uttarayan is considered as the day of the gods and Dakshinayan is the night of the gods. In an emotional manner, Uttarayana is a symbol of auspiciousness and light, so Dakshinayan considers the path of Kalank Kalima. Sri Krishna called it a repetitive smoke path(Dhumra Marg).
Makar Sankranti celebration in different states as Khichadi, Sankrant or Lohari
The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated in various states as Khichdi, Sankranti or Lohari. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Lohri in Punjab and Haryana on 13 January. In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, it is known and celebrated as Khichdi on the next day of Makar Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti, celebration in South India as Pongal on January 15, 2020
In Tamil Nadu it is celebrated as a four-day festival, the most popular festival is Pongal. The second day of the festival is known as Thai Pongal or Pongal. The second day is the main day of the festival.
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka people, celebrate it as Sankranthi.