Makar Sankranti 2022 Date, Time Rituals, History, Significance & Everything Else You Need To Know

Surya Dev (the sun) pays a visit to his son Shani during Makar Sankranti each year. This event is celebrated all over India. Makar Sankranti 2022 date, time, rituals, history, significance & all other details have been given below.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 12, 2022 16:07 IST
Makar Sankranti 2022 Date, Time Rituals, History, Significance & Everything Else You Need To Know
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Makar Sankranti 2022: History & Significance 

Surya Dev (the sun) pays a visit to his son Shani during Makar Sankranti each year. Shani is the ruler of Makar Rashi, also known as the Capricorn Zodiac. After its descent on earth, the holy Ganga merged with the ocean (Sagar) on this day, at a location now known as Gangasagar.

Shani Maharaj
Shani Maharaj

Makar Sankranti 2022: Date & Time 

On Friday, January 14, 2022, Makar Sankranti will be observed. From 02:43 PM to 06:21 PM on Makar Sankranti 2022 Punya Kala, and from 02:43 PM to 04:34 PM on Makar Sankranti Maha Punya Kala. 

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Makar Sankranti 2022: Rituals 

Makar Sankranti is thought to be a good day for auspicious work. On this day, Sankranti rituals such as bathing and offering Naivedhya (food) to Surya Dev are performed to mark the start of the celebrations.

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Image source- wiki

As a form of Dakshina, or charity, people then donate food and clothing. During the Punya Kala of Makar Sankranti, it is recommended that all auspicious works be completed.

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Makar Sankranti 2022 Celebration

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Image credit- satbir

Makar Sankranti is celebrated by flying kites across India's northern states and has since spread to other parts of the country. Along with cow worship, many people perform Puja to the sun in the river. In different parts of the country, Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayan, Sankranti, Magha, Môkôr Sôngkrnti, Mela, Maghi, Ghughuti, or Bhogi.