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Sankranti 2018 Dates

Sankhranthi Calendar for New Delhi, India

Date Festivals
Sunday, 14 January Makar Sankranti
Tuesday, 13 February Kumbha Sankranti
Wednesday, 14 March Meena Sankranti
Saturday, 14 April Mesha Sankranti
Tuesday, 15 May Vrishabha Sankranti
Friday, 15 June Mithuna Sankranti
Monday, 16 July Karka Sankranti
Friday, 17 August Simha Sankranti
Monday, 17 September Kanya Sankranti
Wednesday, 17 October Tula Sankranti
Friday, 16 November Vrischika Sankranti
Sunday, 16 December Dhanu Sankranti

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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