Makar Sankranti marks the move of the sun into the zodiacal indication of Makara (Capricorn) on its divine way. Makar Sankranti is seen toward the start of the Capricorn time frame under the sidereal zodiac, either 14 or 15 January, and implies the landing of the late spring season. Sankranti is praised all over India with some territorial varieties. It is known by various names and celebrated with various traditions in various parts of the nation prominently celebrated in Karnataka (Sankranthi), Telangana (Sankranthi), Andhra pradesh (Sankranthi) and Tamil Nadu (Pongal), Uttarakhand(Makar Sankranti).
Pongal is a standout amongst the most famous harvest celebration of South India, predominantly Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January consistently and marks the favorable start of Uttarayan – sun moves northwards. Pongal celebration goes on for four days. Festivities incorporate drawing of Kolam, swinging and cooking of scrumptious Pongal.