In Hindu calendar there are total twelve Sankranti in a year. All twelve Sankranti can be divided into four categories which are known as Ayan, Vishuva, Vishnupadi and Shadshitimukhi Sankranti. About 12 Sankranti provides detailed information on the categorization of Sankranti and their significance in Hindu Calendar.
Among all Sankranti, Makar Sankranti is the most significant one and it is observed throughout India. Due to the popularity of Makar Sankranti, it is just known as Sankranti. In South India, Makar Sankranti is observed for four days. Makar Sankranti Calendar lists all events and rituals which are followed during four days of Sankranti festivities.
Sankranti days are considered good for charity activities and all auspicious ceremonies are avoided on the day of Sankranti(s).
Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of New Delhi, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.