Makar Sankranti Date 2024: सूर्य जब धनु राशि से मकर राशि में प्रवेश करता है
Because the Sun moves from धनु राशि to मकर राशि at 2:44 pm on the 14th, Makar Sankranti in 2024 will be unlike any other since the celebration day will differ. This year, the event will be celebrated on Udaya Tithi 15, instead of January 14, as is customary. The astrological auspicious Shatabhisha Nakshatra, which lasts till 08:07 on the 15th, coincides with the change.
Punya Kaal holds significant importance during Makar Sankranti, as emphasized by Rakesh Pandey, the priest of the Khadeshwari temple. Shukla Paksha Panchami aligns with the festivities on the 15th, coinciding with Shatabhisha Nakshatra. Devotees are encouraged to take a ceremonial dip during the Punya Kaal from 7:14 am to 12:36 pm and the Mahapunya Kaal from 7:14 to 9:02 pm. Bathing and charitable acts are considered essential on this day.
Numerous auspicious timings enhance the spiritual significance of Makar Sankranti on 15th January, which includes the Abhijeet Muhurta from 11:31 am to 2:14 pm, Amrit Kaal starting at 10:49 pm, and Amrit Yoga extending until 8:07 am. The day, marked by Paush Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi, becomes more special with the presence of Shatabhisha Nakshatra, creating a spiritually enriching atmosphere for celebrants.