Uttarayan 2024 Date

Uttarayan 2024, Uttarayan 2024 Date

The term Uttarayan also spelled as Uttarayana is made up of two sanskrit words "uttara" and "ayana", the first meaning north and the later meaning movement. The day of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti (as it is called in North India) is dedicated to Lord Surya. Entering of Sun into Capricorn sign from Gemini is known as Uttarayan. When Sun transit from Cancer to Sagittarius, it is known as Dakshinayan. It starts the day after winter solstice in January uptill June. Uttarayan festival  ``begins 14 January. Entering of Sun into Makar rashi or capricorn sign is celebrated as Makar Sankranti in North India. It is celebrated as Uttarayan in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. The same period is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Maghi in Haryana and Punjab. The days become longer and nights become shorter starting this day of Uttarayan.

When is Uttarayan ? Uttarayan Dates

Uttarayan 2024 Date - Monday, January 15, 2024
Uttarayan Sankranti Moment - 02:54 AM
Makar Sankranti 2024 Date - Monday, January 15, 2024


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