Makar Sankranti on January 15, Subh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, What to donate as Per Zodiac Sign

January 14, 2023 – Makar Sankranti is the main festival of the Hindu religion. This festival is celebrated all over India in some form or the other. Makar Sankranti is celebrated when Lord Surya enters Capricorn. This festival is celebrated on 14 January according to the English calendar. But sometimes this festival also happens on 15 January. It depends on when the Sun is leaving Sagittarius and entering Capricorn. The Uttarayan movement of the Sun begins on this day; for this reason, it is also called Uttarayani.

This time people need clarification about the two dates on Makar Sankranti. However, Sankranti begins when the Sun God changes its zodiac sign and reaches Capricorn. So Makar Sankranti happens when the Sun God transits in Capricorn. This year, on January 14 at 08.57 pm, Sun will transit in Capricorn. In such a situation, the moment of Makar Sankranti falls on the 14th of January. But due to the time of Sun’s entry into Capricorn, confusion has arisen regarding the date of Sankranti. According to Jyotishacharya Pt. Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, even though the moment of Sun’s Makar Sankranti is falling at 08:57 on Saturday, January 14, there is no bathing and donation in the night watch. For this, there is a recognition of Udaya Tithi, i.e., when the sun rises, there will be a bath and donation of Makar Sankranti. That’s why on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Beginning of Sankranti 2023, According to Panchang, the moment of Surya Sankranti is January 14 at 08:57 pm.

Sankranti’s Subh Muhrat on 15th, 06:58 am to 05:38 pm.

Maha Punya Kaal, From 06:58 am to 08:45 am, there will be Maha Punya Kaal on January 15.

Sunday, The Subh Muhrat of Sankranti is falling on Sunday, Sunday is the day of Sun God. Sun is worshiped even in Sankranti.


Sun will be Uttarayan, On Makar Sankranti, the Sun God turns from Dakshinayan to Uttarayan. Kharmas will end from this day and auspicious works will start.

Day by day the size of days will increase, When the Sun God is Uttarayan, then gradually the duration of the day starts increasing. Means winter starts decreasing and temperature starts increasing.

Take Bath, Take a bath in the Ganges or any holy river. Otherwise, taking a bath mixed with sesame and Ganga water in the bath water removes planetary defects.

Puja Vidhi, Recite Vishnu Stotra. Offer sesame-water after saluting the sun with black sesame, jaggery, red sandalwood, red flower, intact water.

Charity, Charity and charity have special importance on Sankranti. Donate ghee, blanket, sesame, jaggery, laddoos, khichdi to the needy according to your ability.

Donate these things according to zodiac sign

  • Aries – Mix yellow flowers, turmeric, sesame seeds in water and offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Donate sesame-jaggery.
  • Taurus – By adding white sandalwood, milk, white flowers, sesame seeds in the water, offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Donate Khichdi.
  • Gemini – Offer Arghya to Lord Surya by putting mole in water. Donate moong dal khichdi.
  • Cancer– Mix milk, rice, sesame in water and offer Arghya to Lord Surya. You will get freedom from troubles. Donate jaggery, sesame.
  • Leo – Put kumkum and blood flower, sesame in water and offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Donate jaggery, sesame.
  • Virgo– Put sesame, durva, flowers in the water and offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Make khichdi of moong dal and donate it. Give fodder to the cow.
  • Libra– Donate white sandalwood, milk, rice. Mix white sandalwood and offer Arghya to Lord Surya.
  • Scorpio– Mix kumkum, blood flower and sesame in water and give Arghya to Lord Sun. Donate jaggery.
  • Sagittarius – Mix turmeric, saffron, yellow flowers in water and offer Arghya to Lord Sun. Donate jaggery.
  • Capricorn– Mixing blue flowers, sesame seeds in water, offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Donate khichdi of black sesame, urad dal.
  • Aquarius– Mix blue flowers, sesame seeds in water and offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Donate urad, sesame seeds.
  • Pisces– Mixing sesame seeds with turmeric, saffron, yellow flowers, offer Arghya to Lord Surya. Donate sesame, jaggery.