Makar Sankranti is a significant event in Indian culture. The celebration commemorates the transit of the sun through Capricorn. Makar Sankranti is a solar event that occurs on the same date each year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is also referred to as “Uttarayan” in several regions of the nation.
Makar Sankranti will occur on January 15, 2023, as it has most years. Sankranti is named after the Sanskrit word “Sankramana,” which means “beginning of another season.
Makar Sankranti 2023 Muhurat
Makar Sankranti Date: January 15, 2023
Punya Kala: 07:15 AM to 05:46 PM
Maha Punya Kala: 07:15 AM to 09:30 PM
The Story of Makar Sankranti
According to Hindu mythology, on the sacred day of Makar Sankranti, Lord Surya Dev pays a visit to his son, Lord Shani, who is the reigning god of the Capricorn solar sign. It is well noted that Lord Shani and Lord Surya had a tense relationship, but on Makar Sankranti, old grudges are erased and fresh starts are created.
Makar Sankranti and Your Relationship With The Sun God
There are several varieties of Sankrantis, with two being the most common. The other is called Karka Sankranti. Makar Sankranti heralds the start of a prosperous period in the year.
Makar Sankranti is a festival dedicated to the Sun God, who is considered a symbol of grandeur, knowledge, and life because it brings out the best in you. The sun’s blessings can help you overcome any obstacles in your work and propel you forward.
Astrology Behind Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is significant both celestially and astronomically. The Sun and Saturn are thought to be hostile planets. However, the Sun enters Saturn’s house (the Lord of Capricorn sign) on this day and spends a month with his son.
During this stage, the Sun forgets its fury toward Saturn, indicating the value of bonds. Relationships are heavily influenced by how your planets line up with your partner’s planets.
Makar Sankranti and the Farmers
Furthermore, Makar Sankranti is particularly crucial for farmers since it is a harvest celebration. Many farmers and their families worship their livestock, tools, and land, praising them for a bountiful harvest and hoping for a bountiful crop yield the following year.
Farmers in some isolated areas may be seen sitting with their families and animals to determine how and what to crop the next year.
Makar Sankranti Rituals to Practice
- Thoroughly tidy up the house, especially the prayer area.
- The individual doing the “pooja” should bathe first thing in the morning.
- The individual should apply rice flour “tilak” and knot the “roli” on his hand.
- In a “thali,” you can place “ghevar,” “til ladoos” (both black and white), and any other offering you like to make.
- Dust rice on the items to be donated.
- Light the candle and say the “Surya mantra” 12 times to worship the god “Surya Dev.” “Om Hram Hreem Hroum Sah Suryaya Namah,” says the Surya Mantra.
- Give your contributions to those in need.
Jaymahakaal wishes everyone a very happy and pleasant Sankranti! Let us all embark on a new life with a brilliant light within us that will continue to shine brightly.
May this Sankranti bring you peace, wealth, love, and happiness.
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