Makar Sankranti 2023


What is it - The Makar Sankranti?

The day that the sun begins its northward journey is known as Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, or Maghi.

Sun’s Transit

The event coincides with the sun's arrival into the Capricorn zodiac sign, known as the Makar Rashi.

Day Equals Night

The length of the day and night are equal since it coincides with the solstice. Following the event, spring will begin, and the days will lengthen and the nights will shorten.

January 14

According to the Drik Panchang, this year's Makar Sankranti day falls on Saturday, January 14.

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The Kite Festival

Since the holiday announces the start of spring and allows people to spend more time outside, kites are important to the celebration.

Harvest Festivals

Harvest festivals are observed nationwide since it marks the beginning of the harvest season.


Makar Sankranti is celebrated with festive food, kite flying, bonfires, and bright decorations.

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