Skip to main content

Khichdi Parv 2018 date – Makar Sankranti Festival in North India

The popular Makar Sankranti festival in India is known as Khichdi Parv in Uttar Pradesh and several parts of North India. Sankrant is also known as Kicheri. In 2018, the date of Khichdi Parv is January 14. The bathing and other rituals are observed on the morning of January 14. Puja and other ritual time is at 7:32 AM on January 14, 2018

People prepare special dish known as Khichdi and offer it to Surya – Sun God. Giving alms and making donations to poor on the day is highly meritorious.

The most important ritual on this day is taking bath at Sangam in Prayag (Allahabad). The day is an important bathing day during Magh Snan.

Millions of Hindus take a holy dip in the icy waters of Sangam at Prayagraj where the rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati flow together. Taking holy dip on this day is believed to help in attaining Moksha.

Another highlight of the 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.