Jan 14, 2020
Makar Sankranti is celebrated with different names in every state of India. In Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, it is called Sankranti whereas in Tamil Nadu it is called Pongal. Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the 14th or 15th of the month of January because on this day, the Sun enters Makar Rashi (Capricorn) and leaves Dhanurashi (Sagittarius). The Uttarayan speed of the Sun also starts from the day of Makar Sankranti. This festival is dedicated to the Sun.