Sankranti 2021 Dates

Sankranti 2021 Dates, Sankranti 2021 Date in India Calendar (संक्रान्ति 2021)

Sankranti (or Sankranthi) is dedicated to Surya God or Sun God. There are total twelve Sankranti's in a year as per Hindu calendar. The 12 Sankranti's can be divided into four categories Ayan, Vishuva, Vishnupadi and Shadshitimukhi Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is the most important Sanranti among all Sankranti's, and it is observed throughout India. Such is the popularity of Makar Sankranti that it is just known as Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is observed for four days in South India.

Makar Sankranti marks the transit of the sun into the northern hemisphere which is also known as Uttarayan. It marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated as a harvest festival in north India. Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the makar rashi or capricorn zodiac.  

Sankranti, also known as Sankramanam  means transit and marks transition or entering of the sun into a new zodiac sign. Sankranti days are considered good for donation and charity activities but all auspicious ceremonies are avoided on the day of Sankranti.

When is Sankranti in 2021

Here we have given the list of Sankranti 2021 Dates:

Sankranti 2021 Date in India Calendar


Makara Sankranti, Pongal
January 14, 2021, Thursday

Kumbha Sankranti
February 12, 2021, Friday

Meena Sankranti
March 14, 2021, Sunday

Mesha Sankranti, Solar New Year
April 14, 2021, Wednesday

Vrishabha Sankranti
May 14, 2021, Friday

Mithuna Sankranti
June 15, 2021, Tuesday

Karka Sankranti
July 16, 2021, Friday

Simha Sankranti
August 17, 2021, Tuesday

Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
September 17, 2021, Friday

Tula Sankranti
October 17, 2021, Sunday

Vrishchika Sankranti
November 16, 2021, Tuesday

Dhanu Sankranti
December 16, 2021, Thursday


Sankranti Days are very auspicious. So One must be careful about what must be done on Sankranti or what not to do on the day of Sankrant:

What to do on Sankrant

  • Bath in Ganga river which has a lot of religious significance, if you are not able to go in the river Ganga, you can bath in your home by putting a few drops in your bucket of water.
  • Worship and offer water to Sun God as it brings happiness in your life.
  • Donating to the needy and poor is considered good so donate food, cothes etc to the person who is in need.
  • Offer Roti and/or Gur to Cow.
  • Give respect to your Mother, Father and other elders and take their blessings.
  • Eat as well as donate sesame and khichdi at home.

What not to do on the Sankranti

  • If possible for you and others, you must take a bath on the day of Sankranti, wear new or clean clothes
  • Do not consume green vegetables, fruits, etc.
  • Do not harm trees and plants on this day.
  • Do not wear black clothes on the day of Sankranti.
  • Do not consume non-vegetarian food as well as eggs, garlic, onion, etc. on Sankranti days.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol on the day of Sankranti.
  • Donate only fresh cooked food to the needy and poor and not stale food.

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