Sankranti information - dates, importance, rituals

Makarsankranti wishes messages and Date


In 2016 Sankranti is on Jan 15, 2016. Generally Sankranti is celebrated on Jan 14 every year

Sankranti wishes and messages



May nothing stop you from championing a cause that you hold close to your heart. Happy MakarSankranti


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A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid - that branch of tree will break. because bird trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself. May Makarsankranti bring new perspective, capabilities, confidence and success.


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May God spread prosperity and joy in your life. May Sankranti fulfill al your dreams.

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I wish that this MakarSankranti the light of faith is bright and steady and may no wind or storm make it flicker or flutter.


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�All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.�

With Makarsankranti begin new change - let us pray that it will be a year with New Peace, New Happiness and abundance of new friends, God bless you through out

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I wish you Happy MakarSankranti from the bottom of my heart.

May God give you the happiness and strength to overcome your past failures.

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Let us leave behind sadness, regrets and painful moments and have a new start on Sankranti day to bring joy, fulfilment, happiness this MakarSankranti.

May Makarsankranti bring changes you are dreaming for
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Although I'm not with you but my wishes will always stay with you on this MakarSankranti. Happy Sankranti !

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Lets embrace simplicity and sincerity on Makarsankranti and you shall have a wonderful year ahead.

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Meethe gur mein mil gaye til,Udi patang aur khil gaye dil,Har pal

sukh aur har din shaanti,Aap sab ke liye laaye Happy Makar Sankranti



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May you reinvent yourself on this Makarsankranti and embark upon a journey full of excitement and adventure.

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Wish you all a very happy Makar Sankranti

May auspicious MakarSankranti fire burns sadness and brings you new beginning.


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May you discover all your hidden potentials this MakarSankranti and turn them into delightful ventures bringing you fame and finances to rejoice.

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Wish You and Your Family, HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI�

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Wish you a successful and prosperous life - Happy MakarSankranti.

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Wish you a successful and prosperous Hindu year - Happy MakarSankranti.

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Wishing you an Sankranti that bring fully loaded with happiness.
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Makarsankranti means good change. Make the most of this auspicious change. May upcoming year to achieve success in all your endeavors.
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With Great Devotion,


Fervour and Gaiety,


With Rays of Joy and Hope,


Wish You and Your Family,


HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI 2016!

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Bajare ki roti,

nimbu ka achar,

suraj ki kirne,

chand ki chandani aur apno ka pyaar.

Har jeevan ho khushal MUBARAK HO AAPKO “SANKRANTI KA TYOHAR.”

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In Nepal ( Kirat community)New year start from Makarsankranti day. It is called Yele Dhung.
Based on the rical evidence Kirat calendar was started when King Yalamber conquered Kathmandu valley.

History and Significance of Makarsankranti

Makar (capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign and Sankranti means to change direction. According to Hindu calendar, Makar sankranti occurs when sun changes its direction northwards from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius) to enter the Makar Rashi (Capricorn) in the month of Poush. Makar Sankranti is considered very auspicious day and it is believed any sacred ritual or task can be started or performed on this day and it will be fruitful .It marks the beginning of harvesting season and end of chilly winter season.
Makarsankranti celebration is also tied to end of winter, harvesting season and festival is celebrated to thank God for good harvesting season and providing prosperity.

What are various names of Makar sankranti

Makarsankranti is celebrated with different names in various part of India and across the workd.

  • Makarsankranti in most of India
  • Pongal in AP, Tamilnadu
  • Makara Sankrama in Karnataka
  • Uttarayan in Gujarat
  • Kichdi in UP, Bihar, Uttarakhan
  • Maghi in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab
  • Bhogali Bihu in Assam
  • Pongal in Srilanka
  • Maghe Sankranti in Nepal
  • Songkran in Thailand
  • Thingyan in Myanmar
  • Moha Sangkran in Combodia
  • Pi Ma Lao in Laos

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Eating Til, Gud, Chikki and Gajjak

On Lohri, Makar Sankranti people eat Til Gud, Gajjak, Revri,e sesame and jaggery laddoos, chikkis.
They are generally accompanied by the saying, "Til-gul ghya ani gud gud bola"
Festival fall in winter. This is perfect season to eat Til Gud.

Participate in Kite Festival

On Makarsankranti there is traition of Kite flying. It is very popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The tradition started in old days when Kite-flying was generally done in the early hours of the morning, when the sun's rays were bright but not too harsh.
Also, during kite-flying in Sun, the human body was exposed to the sun for many long hours.
The early morning sun rays is considered beneficial for the skin and body.
This is fun way to involve kids in religious festival so that they get benefit from sun rays.