Sankrant, or Makar Sankranth, is the popular Makar Sankranti festival observed in different parts of
in mid-January. Sankrant 2013 date is January 14 - Punya Kal is on January 15. Calendars have marked Makar Snakranti beginning of January 14. Sankrant is the term used for Makar Sankranti in India North India and the festival is also known as Kicheri.
On Sankrant day, the most important ritual is taking bath at Sangam in Prayag (
). The day is an important bathing day during Magh Snan. Allahabad
Another highlight of the Sankrant festival is the sharing of laddus made of Gur and Til (Sesame seeds). In some parts of
North India, the festival is also known as Til Sankranti.