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Sankranti 2017 Dates

Sankhranthi Calendar for New Delhi, India

Date Festivals
Saturday, 14 January Makar Sankranti
Sunday, 12 February Kumbha Sankranti
Tuesday, 14 March Meena Sankranti
Friday, 14 April Mesha Sankranti
Sunday, 14 May Vrishabha Sankranti
Thursday, 15 June Mithuna Sankranti
Sunday, 16 July Karka Sankranti
Thursday, 17 August Simha Sankranti
Sunday, 17 September Kanya Sankranti
Tuesday, 17 October Tula Sankranti
Thursday, 16 November Vrischika Sankranti
Saturday, 16 December Dhanu Sankranti

Sankranti 2017 Dates

Sankranti means the transit of Sun from one zodiac sign to another sign. In India, this festival is very popular and is celebrated in different parts of country with joy and bliss. Every year, Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the month of January. On this day, Lord Sun enters the capricorn sign and it also turn towards the northern hemisphere. The time of Sankranti is meant to be very opportune for everyone. People should bath in holy water and donate things to poor and needy. Along with that, they must remember their ancestors by organizing homam. This vedic festival is celebrated by the people in an enthusiastic way. Prasad of til and jaggery is distributed among people. This festival can be related to nature, season and agriculture. From the nature’s point of view, Sun is being worshipped. In our scriptures, Sun is indicated as the spirit of all physical and non physical elements. It is said that when the season changes, the earth produces grain and through this, maintenance of community’s life take place.

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