Makar Sankranti Festival: History and Significance
FlowerAura wishes A Happy Makar Sankranti to all Its readers! Are you wondering to know about what this festival is and what is the significance of Makar Sankranti? then you are at the right place, Here in this blog, you will find it all below.
What is Makar Sankranti?
Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindus and is recognized in practically all parts of India in incalculable cultural forms, with colossal commitment, gaiety, and enthusiasm. It is the primary celebration of Hindus and is devoted to Lord Sun. It likewise refers to a particular solar day in the Hindu calendar. On this propitious day, the Sun enters the zodiac sign of Makar or Capricorn, which denotes the end of winter month and the beginning of longer days. This is the start of the period of Magh.
Historical Importance of Makar Sankranti
The Makar Sankranti history is wide, and there are so many stories regarding it. Sankranti is considered a Deity. According to the legend, Sankranti slaughtered a fallen angel named Sankarasur. The day beside Makar Sankrant is called Karidin or Kinkrant. On this day, Devi killed the fallen angel Kinkarasur. The information of Makar Sankranti is available in Panchang. The Panchang is the Hindu Almanac that gives data on the age, structure, garments, directions, and movement of Sankranti.
Another story is that Capricorn is the sign of Saturn (Shani); the Sun on this day enters the view of Saturn. The Sun is the father of Saturn, and according to Hindu folklore, they don't get along well. So, on this day, the Sun goes to meet his child Saturn. Both Sun and Saturn are strong planets whose propitious blessings can make people achieve extraordinary success. Thus on Makar Sankranti, people worship both Sun and Saturn.
Spiritual Importance of Makar Sankranti
On Makar Sankranti from dawn to dusk, the earth is loaded with Chaitanya or divine awareness. Along these lines, a devotee doing sadhana (profound practice) can get the greatest advantage of the expanded Chaitanya. Due to the Chaitanya, Tejtattva (supreme fire principle) also increases in devotees. This day is exceptionally helpful for sadhana.
When is Makar Sankranti 2020?
This year, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated in India on 15 January 2020. This is the same time around which the Sun begins making progress towards the North. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Surya mantra Jaap is done, and the Sun is worshipped. The mantra to be read is "Om Hreem Hroum Sah Suryaya Namah."
Send Makar Sankranti Wishes to your Loved Ones
So, on Makar Sankranti festival, you can send best wishes to your loved ones by ordering Makar Sankranti gifts online for them. Along with the gifts, you can also send your Makar Sankranti message to them that will surely cheer them up.
So that’s all about Sankranti festival from us! Hope you got a brief overview of the festival. Happy Sankranti!