(KNOW) When Is Makar Sankranti In 2019

In this article, you will get all details about When is Makar Sankranti in 2019, state wise so that by end of this article you will know how this festival in January is celebrated across India.
When Is Makar Sankranti In 2019
When Is Makar Sankranti In 2019


When Is Makar Sankranti In 2019

Makar Sankranti, well known as Sankranti and Makar Sankranti, is one of the very auspicious days in a Hindu calendar and this day is celebrated to the worship of Lord Surya or Sun God.


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Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the first festival of the year by flying kites decorating the animal and in village people gather together or visit every house and finally enjoy this day with singing songs and dancing.

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Makar Sankranti 2019 Date will be on 15th of January. Puja is performed considering the best time that is morning from 7:22 am to 12:01 pm.

We can find the mention of this festival in scripture of Mahabharat so this confirms that the festival is almost 4000 plus years old and was celebrated during earlier days when Pandavas existed.

Makar Sankranthi is the day when Sun Zodiac enters Capricorn. Which is well known as Uttaranayan Punyakalam or auspicious time of the day when spring season begins and the day will be longer than the night that is beginning of Uttarayan.

Many people go to sacred rivers or lakes and take a bath and perform "arghya" which shows that they are thanking the Sun god.

Every twelve years, Hindu Makar celebrates Sankranti with one of the largest mass pilgrimages in the world, in which it is estimated that 40 to 100 million people are gathering which is a huge celebration that attracts people across the world.

In this event, they pray to the Sun and take a bath at the Prayag Sangam of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in Kumbh Mela, which is a tradition attributed by Guru Adi Shankaracharya.

Eleven Different Names Of Makar Sankranti Across The World


  1. Ghughuti or Kale Kauva – Uttarakhand
  2. Magha Saaji – Himachal Pradesh
  3. Maghe Sankranti – Nepal
  4. Maghi – Punjab
  5. Makara Sankranti – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  6. Pongal – Tamil Nadu
  7. Poush Parbon – West Bengal
  8. Sakraat – Delhi and Haryana
  9. Sakraat or Khichdi – Bihar and Jharkhand
  10. Suggi – Karnataka
  11. Uttarayan – Gujarat

Makar Sankranti in 2019 Date And Timings

1.Makar Sankranti In Karnataka
In Karnataka, the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14th and 15th which falls on Monday and Tuesday with ellu bella.

2. Makar Sankranti in Tamil Nadu
Pongal is celebrated in Tamilnadu on 15th of January and It ends on 18th of January 2019

3. Makar Sankranti in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand people celebrate Sankranti on 14th of January 2019 which falls on Monday 

4. Maghi in Punjab
People of Punjab celebrate Maggie on 15th of January 2019 which falls on Tuesday

5. Uttarayan in Gujarat
International Kite Festival will begin on 6th of January 2019 and ends on 13th of January 2019

6. Poush Parban in West Bengal
Poush Parbon festival will be celebrated on 15th of January 2019 by West Bengal people 

7. Sakraat in Delhi and Haryana
People of Delhi and Haryana celebrate this great Indian festival on 14th of January 2019 with falls on Monday 

8. Makar Sankranti in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 
People of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh celebrate Makar Sankranti on 14th of January 2018 which falls on Monday 
People of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh celebrate this festival for 4 days

  • Bhogi 
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Kanuma
  • Mukkanuma

9. Sakraat or Khichdi – Bihar and Jharkhand
People of Bihar and Jharkhand celebrate this festival on 14th of January 2019 which falls on Monday 

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