Makar Sankranti 2022 Date

Makar Sankranti 2022

Makar Sankranti is a very auspicious day in Hindu mythology. Also known by the names Makara Sankranti, Makarasankranti and Makar Sankrant, the festival is of high imortance because of the shifting of the Sun (Surya) into ‘Makara rashi’ – the zodiac sign which relates to Capricorn. When sun goes from one sun sign and enters another, it is known by the name of ‘Sankranti.’ The word "Sankranti" in Sanskrit means ‘to cross into’. Thus, Makar Sankranti is the day when sun enters into the Makar rashi or the Capricorn sign.     

When is Makar Sankranti 2022? Makar Sankranti Dates

Makar Sankranti 2022 Date and Timings

Makar Sankranti 2022 DateFriday, 14th January, 2022
Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta - 02:43 PM to 5:45 PM
Makar Sankranti Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta - 02:43 PM to 04:28 PM

Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal and Mahapunya Kaal Time are highly auspicious timings to perform good deeds like offering water and food to sun god, taking bath in the holy river Ganga, feeding and offering food to the needy etc. Mahapunya Kaal time is preferred more than Punya Kaal time.

Happy Makar Sankranti!

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