2018 Makar Sankranti / Pongal Puja Muhurat Timings


In 2018, 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 14:00 hrs IST on 14th January 2018.

In 2018, as per North Indian Hindi calendars, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars, auspicious time for Makar Sankranti Puja is from 14:00 to 18:16 hrs IST on 14th January 2018.

As per Andhra Pradesh (Telugu), Karnataka (Kannada), Tamil (Tamil Nadu) & Malayalam (Kerala) calendars, auspicious time for Sankranthi puja muhuarat is from 14:00 to 18:16 hrs IST on 14th January 2018.

People of Tamil Nadu celebrate this day as Pongal which is their harvest festival.

Detailed Panchangam of 14th January 2018 with Shubh Muhurat Timings :

Saturday, 14 January 2018, Trayodashi, Magha, Krishna Paksha

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 : 18:16 hrs IST
Moonrise : 29:38+ hrs IST
Moonset : 16:16 hrs IST

Shaka Samvat : 1939 Hemalambi
Vikram Samvat : 2074 Sadharana
Gujarati Samvat : 2074
Amanta Month : Paush
Purnimanta Month : Magha
Paksha : Krishna Paksha

Tithi : Trayodashi upto 26:30+ hrs IST
Nakshatra : Jyeshtha upto 13:15 hrs IST
Yoga : Dhruva upto Full Night
First Karana : Garaja upto 13:10 hrs IST
Second Karana : Vanija upto 26:30+ hrs IST
Sunsign : Dhanu upto 14:00 hrs IST
Moonsign : Vrischika upto 13:15 hrs IST
Rahu Kalam : 16:54 – 18:16 hrs IST
Gulikai Kalam : 15:32 – 16:54 hrs IST
Yamaganda : 12:47 – 14:09 hrs IST
Abhijit : 12:25 – 13:09 hrs IST
Dur Muhurtam : 16:48 – 17:32 hrs IST
Varjyam : 22:16 – 24:04+ hrs IST
Varjyam : 11:27 – 13:15 hrs IST