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Mukkanuma – Fourth day of Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

The Sankranti festival in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is spread over four days. Sankranthi, also known as Makar Sankranti, is a harvest festival dedicated to Lord Surya and is an important festival in Telugu culture. The festival which begins with Bhogi culminates on the fourth day with Mukkanuma. In 2025, the date of Mukkanuma is January 16.

Mukkanuma is observed on the day after Kanuma festival and is dedicated to feasting and merry making. No major rituals or pujas are held on the day. It is fun filled and is the last day of Sankranti celebrations.

Today, the day is also skipped by many people. In some regions, people visit distant relatives and friends on the day.