Makar Sankranti 2022 will be celebrated on January 14, 2022. It is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated across India that marks the end of winter and the beginning of longer days as the sun moves northward.
This period is also known as Uttarayan and is considered to be extremely fortunate. It is interesting to note is that each state has it own name and traditions for the day.
Therefore, it is known as Uttrayan in Gujarat, Lohri in Punjab, Magh Bihu in Assam, amongst many others. The festival is considered auspicious for tenacity, worship, charity and sacrifice in the scriptures.
People worship the sun lord and begin to harvest the Rabi crop in India. According to ancient belief and the Vedas, from this day forward, the days become warmer and longer and the cold winter days are left behind.
Makar Sankranti date
This year, Makar Sankranti falls on Friday, January 14, 2022. Additionally, the Makar Sankranti Punya Kala timings are from 02:43 pm to 05:45 pm.
The duration is 3 Hours, 2 Mins. The Makar Sankranti Maha Punya Kala timings are from 02:43 pm to 04:28 pm. Lastly, the Makara Sankranti moment is 02:43 pm, as per Drik Panchang.
People usually bathe in sacred rivers such as the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery on this day.
For believers, taking a dip absolves them of their sins; it is also seen as a time of peace and prosperity, and countless spiritual deeds are performed on this day.