Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in almost all parts of India. It is a huge festival that falls on the Magh month of the Hindu solar calendar. Makar Sankranti is a solar event making it one of the few Hindu Festivals which falls on the same date. Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of Spring & Magh month in India. It is a traditional event. Sun takes on Uttarayana route on this day and stays there until July 14. This is a favourable time to get blessings from Gods and achieve greatness on Earth. A Holy dip in Ganga river is very popular among Hindu religion followers. The word ‘Sankranti’ means ‘Movement’. Hence, the festival precisely denotes the movements of the sun into Makar Zodiac. Religious Perspective, it is believed that this day is celebrated to be conscious of the triumph of Lord Vishnu over Asuras. Lord Vishnu ended the distress caused by the Asuras on Prithvi Lok. By cutting their heads off and burying them under the Mandara Parvat. Hence, signifying the victory of righteousness over impiety. This period of time is considered to be of ultimate importance for Sages and Yogis for a fresh beginning in their Spiritual Odyssey. Sweets (Til-Gur) are distributed on this festival to celebrate the visit of Lord Surya meeting his son Lord Shani by keeping aside his anger.
Makar Santranti Puja Muhurat:
- Punykaal Muhurat: 13:35 to 17:45
- Maha Punyakaal Muhurat: 13:35 to 13:59