Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day in Hinduism based on the movement of the Sun (Surya). On the day, Sun or Surya enters the Capricorn or Makar Rashi. As per Hindu tradition, in 2013 the best time to do puja is at 2:20 PM on January 14, 2013. Please note that Holy bath will be performed on the morning during sunrise. The puja time is till sunset on January 14, 2013. People will be taking bath and will be preparing Khichdi on the morning of January 14.
Please note that most people do not follow time for Makar Sankranti and they perform holy bath and ritual on the morning during sunrise on January 14, 2013.
The transition – Surya enters the Capricorn or Makar Rashi at around 2:20 PM on January 14, 2013. The time varies from region to region.
Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayana Punyakalam or the entry of sun into the Northern Hemisphere.