In 2017, 14th January will be celebrated as Makar Sankranti is many parts of India. It is the day that marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path.
On this day special puja of Lord Surya (Sun) are conducted. People take oil bath, prepare special recipes and offer naivedya to Lord Surya (other Gods – Shiva Parvati / Lakshmi Narayan). These all activities are carried out in Shubh Mahurut.
Sun enters into Capricron (Makara rashi) celestial path at 7:50 AM on 14th January 2017.
In 2017, as per North Indian Hindi calendars, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars, auspicious time for Makar Sankranti Puja is from 7.50 am to 6.17 pm on 14th January 2017.
As per Andhra Pradesh (Telugu), Karnataka (Kannada), Tamil (Tamil Nadu) & Malayalam (Kerala) calendars, auspicious time for Sankranthi puja muhuarat is – 7.50 am to 8.14 am.
People of Tamil Nadu celebrate this day as Pongal which is their harvest festival.
Detailed Panchangam of 14th January 2017 with Shubh Muhurat Timings :
Saturday, 14 January 2017, Krishna Paksha Dwitiya in Magh Month / Pousha Masam
Importance of the Day : Makara Sankranthi festival. Uttarayan Festival. Uttarayana Punyakaalam begins. Surya Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Makara Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar.
Sunrise : 07:18 hrs IST
Sunset : 18:17 hrs IST
Moonrise : 20:21 hrs IST
Moonset : 08:35 hrs IST
Shaka Samvat : 1938 Durmukha
Vikram Samvat : 2073 Saumya
Gujarati Samvat : 2073
Amanta Month : Paush
Purnimanta Month : Magha
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Tithi : Dwitiya upto 12:49 hrs IST
Nakshatra : Ashlesha upto 22:55 hrs IST
Yoga : Priti upto 16:27 hrs IST
First Karana : Garaja upto 12:49 hrs IST
Second Karana : Vanija upto 24:08+ hrs IST
Sunsign : Dhanu upto 07:50 hrs IST
Moonsign : Karka upto 22:55 hrs IST
Rahu Kalam : 10:03 – 11:25 hrs IST
Gulikai Kalam : 07:18 – 08:40 hrs IST
Yamaganda : 14:10 – 15:32 hrs IST
Abhijit : 12:25 – 13:09 hrs IST
Dur Muhurtam : 07:18 – 08:02 hrs IST
Dur Muhurtam : 08:02 – 08:46 hrs IST
Amrit Kalam : 21:23 – 22:55 hrs IST
Varjyam : 12:09 – 13:41 hrs IST