New Delhi: Today Makar is the holy festival of Sankranti. However, in many places, the festival of Makar Sankranti will also be celebrated tomorrow i.e. on 15 January. When the Sun enters from one zodiac to another, it is called Sankranti. On January 14, Sun will enter Capricorn from Sagittarius. The entry of Sun into Capricorn is called Makar Sankranti. With the arrival of Sun in Capricorn, the Kharmas will end and all kinds of Manglik Karma will start again.
The lord of Capricorn is the planet Saturn. Shani is considered the son of Surya. When Sun enters Capricorn, it is believed that Sun has come to his son’s house. At the time of Makar Sankranti, the Sun moves from Dakshinayan to Uttarayan. This year the Sun is turning Uttarayan on January 15. After this the cold will start decreasing and the heat will start increasing.
Auspicious time of Makar Sankranti
This time the auspicious time on Makar Sankranti is starting in the afternoon. This time on Makar Sankranti, the auspicious time for bathing is after 8.05.
Makar Sankranti Punyakal: 2.12 pm to 5:45 pm
Great time period: 2.12 am to 2:36 pm
Makar Sankranti is the great festival of sun worship
Makar Sankranti is a great festival of sun worship. There is a belief to offer special worship to the Sun God on this day. On this day, take a bath in a holy tank and offer Arghya to the Sun God. In Brahmapuran, Shri Krishna told his son Samba the importance of sun worship. Shri Krishna had told Samba that he himself also worships the Sun. Those who regularly offer water to the Sun daily, their intellect becomes sharp and they get success in the works related to the intellect.
Importance of charity on Makar Sankranti
Doing charity on the occasion of Makar Sankranti has special significance. Bathing in the Ganges, fasting and listening to the story have special significance on this day. According to the belief, donation made on this day gives you renewable fruits. On this day, sesame seeds and food items made from it are donated.
What to do on Makar Sankranti?
On this day, after taking a bath early in the morning, put red flowers and akshat in the pot and offer Arghya to the sun.
– Chant the Beej Mantra of Surya.
– Read a chapter from Shrimad Bhagavad or recite Gita.
Donate new grains, blankets, sesame seeds and ghee.
Make new cereal khichdi in the meal.
Offer food to God and take it as prasad.
Do not eat food in the evening.
Donating sesame along with utensils to a poor person on this day gives freedom from all the pain related to Shani.
first published:Jan. 14, 2022, 7:52 a.m.