Makar Sankranti 2022: What Is Special About Makar Sankranti? What Is Its Importance?

Makar Sankranti 2022: The festival of Makar Sankranti is a very valid one. On this day the Sun God leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn, the sign of his son Shani. Hence it is known as Makar Sankranti. From this day the journey of Sun God starts from Dakshinayan to Uttarayan direction. That is why it is also called as Uttarayan. Because on this day the Sun God is Uttarayan. Ganga bath, Daan-Dakshina and Pooja-Path have special significance on the festival of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that on this day bathing in a holy river or lake and worshiping the Sun God brings punya. This year Makar Sankranti 2022 will be celebrated on 14th January, Friday. Let us get to know about it in detail :-

What to do and what to keep in mind on Makar Sankranti

keep in mind on Makar Sankranti
  • It is believed that bathing in holy rivers on the day of Makar Sankranti brings special benefits.
  • If due to some reason bathing in the holy river or lake is not possible? then bathing can also be done by mixing Gangajal in pure water at home.
  • Black sesame should be donated on the day of Makar Sankranti. By doing this Shani Dev and Sun God are pleased and maintain their grace. There is also relief in Shani dosha, Sadesati and Dhaiya.
  • On this day there is a special tradition of drinking til water, eating til ladoos and applying til paste.
  • Religiously, there is also a special tradition of eating Khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti.
  • On the day of Makar Sankranti, one should not consume alcohol, vengeful substances.
  • Food should be taken on this day only after bathing and donating.
  • Do not return empty handed to any beggar or needy person who came outside your house. Give them what they need.

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Makar Sankranti 2022 Date and Shubh Muhurat

Makar Sankranti Shubh Muhurat

According to the Panchang, this year both the days of 14 January and 15 January are becoming auspicious for Punyakal, bath and charity. The best date would be 14 January only. This time different muharta are being made at different places. In the Panchang of Banaras, the evening time has been described as good. The time of noon has been given in the Panchang of the capital Delhi. Shubh-Muhurta of Sankranti in Uttarayan period will be on Friday, January 14. Its auspicious time will be from 2:43 pm to 5:45 pm. Astrology believes that Makar Sankranti can be celebrated on the basis of your place of residence and Panchang.

Worship of Surya Dev has special importance

Worship of Surya Dev

On this day the sun god is worshiped by donating a bath in a holy river. Legend has it that on this day Lord Vishnu killed the demons from the earth. The symbol of victory over the demons is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. According to beliefs, it is said that the festival of Makar Sankranti has been celebrated since the Mahabharata period.

This time Makar Sankranti 2022 is special

Makar Sankranti time

According to Vedic astrology predictions, this year Sankranti Devi has arrived in the vehicle of a tiger. She will walk towards the south wearing yellow clothes. This time on Makar Sankranti, enemies will be defeated and all obstacles will be destroyed. Being a Friday, the grace of Maa Lakshmi will also remain. By taking a dip of faith in a river or lake at any pilgrimage place! all the troubles will go away.

What is the secret of Uttarayan and Dakshinayana?

secret of Uttarayan and Dakshinayana

Uttarayan is the day of the deities and Dakshinayana is the night. There are more auspicious activities in Uttarayan than in Dakshinayana. They give great results. Lord Krishna has said in the Gita that Uttarayan has a special significance. The person who gives up his life in Uttarayan attains salvation. This was the reason that Bhishma Pitamah also kept waiting for Uttarayan from Dakshinayana. Dakshinayana begins when the Sun enters Cancer. Uttarayan begins as soon as the Sun enters Capricorn.

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