On the day of Makar Sankranti (2021 Makar Sankranti), the sun rises and enters Capricorn. According to mythological beliefs, on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun God goes to the house of his son Shani. The change of season also starts from Makar Sankranti. According to the scriptures, bathing during this period results in manifold results. On this day, the person gets the desired blessing by worshiping Suryadev with rituals.
Know when is Makar Sankrantijan, Punya Kaal Muhurta, on this day, Sun is Uttarayan.
Makar Sankranti is the main festival of Hindus. This festival is celebrated when the sun enters Capricorn during Paush month. This year, the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 14 January (Makar Sankranti 2021). The change of season also starts from Makar Sankranti. On this day, works like bathing and charity are considered special. On the day of Makar Sankranti, making and eating khichdi (Khichdi 2021) has special significance. For this reason, this festival is also known as Khichdi festival in many places.
It is believed that on this festival, Sun God comes to meet his son Shani. Due to the relationship of Sun and Saturn with this festival, it becomes very important. Normally, the rise of Venus also occurs around this time, so auspicious works begin from here. If the position of the Sun or Saturn in the horoscope is bad, then by doing special worship on this festival, you can cure it.
Makar Sankranti Shubh Muhurat
Punya Kaal Muhurta: 08:03:07 to 12:30:00 in the morning
Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta: Morning 08:03:07 to 08:27:07
What to do on Makar Sankranti?
On this day, take a bath in the morning and put red flowers in the lotus and offer it to the sun. Chant the sun seed mantra. Read a chapter of Shrimad Bhagavad or read the Gita. Donate new grains, blankets, sesame seeds and ghee. Make new food khichdi in food. Dedicate food to God and take it as Prasad. Do not consume food in the evening. Donating sesame seeds and utensils to a poor person on this day relieves you of all the pains associated with Saturn.
Importance of Makar Sankranti (Makar Sankranti Significance)
The festival of Makar Sankranti is sometimes called Uttarayan. On the day of Makar Sankranti, bathing in the Ganges, fasting, story, charity and worshiping Lord Suryadev has special significance. Donations made on this day are renewable. Donating light for Shani Dev on this day is also very auspicious. In Punjab, UP, Bihar and Tamil Nadu, it is the time to reap new crops. Therefore, farmers also celebrate this day as a day of gratitude. On this day sweets made of sesame and jaggery are distributed. Apart from this, there is also a tradition of flying kites on the day of Makar Sankranti.