Sangrand (Sankranti in Hindi)
- Sangrand (Sankranti) is the first day of a month according to Indian traditional calendar (Bikrami Samvat). Chet is the first month of the year according to Bikrami Samvat calendar and hence the sangrand of Chet month is considered as the new year day.
So according to desi calendar of 2017, the new year will start on Tuesday, 14th March 2017.
Many readers will say that Vaisakh is the first month of the year and festival of Vaisakhi is the new year day. But actually this festival is related to the harvesting season of wheat crop.
The list of Sangrand dates in 2017 is given on this page.
The information on this page is divided into following sections:
Sangrand in January 2017
Sangrand in January 2017 is on 14 January (Saturday) and the month of Maagh (ਮਾਘ in Punjabi) will start on this date. Maagh is the eleventh month of the year according to Bikarmi Samvat (Vikram Samvat) year.
The festival of Maaghi (ਮਾਘੀ) is observed on the sangrand of Maagh month and hence the Maaghi is on 14th Jan 2017. The Sankranti or Sangrand of Maagh month is known as Makar Sankranti.
Poh, the tenth month of the year, will end on 13th January. Lohri is a famous festival of Punjab, which is celebrated on the last day in the month of Poh. The months of Poh and Maagh are the coldest months in Punjab and other parts of North India. The winter season starts fading away by the end of this month.
You may also like to know the Gurpurab Dates in 2017
|Special Days in January 2017
Sangrand Dates 2017
||Day of Week
|1.|| 14 January||Saturday||1 Maagh |
|2.|| 12 February||Sunday||1 Phagan |
|3.|| 14 March||Tuesday||1 Chet |
|4.|| 13 April||Thursday||1 Vaisakh |
|5.|| 14 May||Sunday||1 Jeth|
|6.|| 15 June||Thursday||1 Harh|
|7.|| 16 July||Sunday||1 Sawan |
|8.|| 16 August||Wednesday||1 Bhadon |
|9.|| 16 September||Saturday||1 Assu|
|10.|| 17 October||Tuesday||1 Kattak|
|11.|| 16 November||Thursday||1 Maghar|
|12.|| 15 December||Friday||1 Poh|
Puranmashi in 2017
The night of Full Moon is called as Puranmashi in Punjabi and the hindi word for this is Purnima. On this night, moon is visible as full circle and brighter than other days. The puranmashi in January 2017
is on 12th Jan (Thursday).
The day of puranmashi in January 2017 will fall in the month of Poh according to the Bikrami Samvat calendar. The word Puranmashi is also spelled as Pooranmashi.
The list of Puranmashi dates in the year 2017 is given in the following table. As this is associated with the rotation of moon around the earth and each cycle takes little more than 29 days, so the day of puranmashi comes after almost 29 days.
|Sr. No.||Puranmashi Date||Day of Week|
Masaya in 2017, Amavasya in 2017
Masaya or Amavasya is the new moon day. Moon is not visible on the night of masaya. The Masya in the month of January 2017 is on Friday, 27th Jan. This Masaya will be in the month of Maagh and will fall on 14th Maagh according to desi calendar.
|Sr. No.||Masaya Date||Day of Week|
|1.|| 27 January||Friday|
|2.|| 26 February||Sunday|
|3.|| 28 March||Tuesday|
|4.|| 26 April||Wednesday|
|5.|| 25 May||Thursday|
|6.|| 24 June||Saturday|
|7.|| 23 July||Sunday|
|8.|| 21 August||Monday|
|9.|| 20 September||Wednesday|
|10.|| 19 October||Thursday|
|11.|| 18 November||Saturday|
|12.|| 18 December||Monday|
Panchami in Year 2017
The 5th day from the masaya date is called as Panchami. This day is considered significant in Hindu religion and is considered a special day for some rituals.
There will be two panchami dates in the month of April 2017.
|Sr. No.||Panchami Date||Day of Week|
|1.|| 3 January||Tuesday|
|2.|| 1 February||Wednesday|
|3.|| 3 March||Friday|
|4.|| 1 April||Saturday|
|5.|| 30 April||Sunday|
|6.|| 30 May||Tuesday|
|7.|| 28 June||Wednesday|
|8.|| 28 July||Friday|
|9.|| 26 August||Saturday|
|10.|| 25 September||Monday|
|11.|| 25 October||Wednesday|
|12.|| 23 November||Thursday|
|13.|| 23 December||Saturday|
Dashami in Year 2017
The tenth day from Masya or Puranmashi is called as Dashami (also Dashmi). The Dashami which is generally observed in temples and gurudwaras is the tenth day from Masaya.
So the dashmi dates given below are according to Masya. The date of Dashami in January 2017 is 8th January (Sunday). In the month of August 2017, the day of Dashami will come twice - on 2nd August and 31st August.
|Sr. No.||Dashami Date||Day of Week|
|1.|| 8 January||Sunday|
|2.|| 6 February||Monday|
|3.|| 7 March||Tuesday|
|4.|| 6 April||Thursday|
|5.|| 5 May||Friday|
|6.|| 4 June||Sunday|
|7.|| 3 July||Monday|
|8.|| 2 August||Wednesday|
|9.|| 31 August||Thursday|
|9.|| 1 September||Friday|
|10.|| 30 September||Saturday|
|11.|| 30 October||Monday|
|12.|| 29 November||Wednesday|
|13.|| 28 December||Thursday|