Makar Sankranti : 8 Important Facts About Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti, The significance of that festival is greater, which is mentioned in the Vedic scriptures, Dharmasutras and codes of conduct. There are some festivals that have their own unique way of celebrating. Sun-Moon solstice and Aquarius are more important in this festival.

1. Why is it called Makar Sankranti?

In Capricorn solstice, the word ‘Capricorn’ indicates Capricorn. While Sankranti means transition. On the day of Capricorn solstice, the Sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius. This process of moving from one zodiac sign to another is called Sankranti. The Sun enters Capricorn for the same reason it is called Capricorn Equinox. According to the Hindu month, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the side of Push Shukla.

Makar Sankranti

2. The Sun Setting Day

Based on the moon, the month is divided into two parts, Krishna and Shukla. Accordingly, the year is divided into two parts on the basis of the sun, north and south. The sun sets from this day. The northern hemisphere of the earth has been approaching the sun since that time. 6 months the sun sets, 6 months the south. Hence this festival is called Uttarayan.

3. Geographical description of Makar Sankranti

The earth revolves around the sun by tilting 23 and a half degrees. In fact, the Moon’s path is divided into 27 constellations, while the Sun’s path is divided into 12 constellations. Our astrology divides these four positions into 12 solstices.

4. When the grain is in full swing

Our country is based on agriculture. Most are dependent on agriculture. Therefore, during Makar Sankranti, the crops are plentiful. This happiness also adds sparkle to Makar Sankranti.

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5. Sesame, good, laddu and dish in Makar Sankranti

As the seasonal temperature is very low in this winter season, there is a fear of getting disease in the body. So on this day Good, a sweet dish made of sesame, is eaten. It is tied up. It creates heat in the body. It also fulfills the essential nutrients.

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6. Bathing, charity, virtue and worship

It is said that on this day, Surya left Tusha with his son Shanidev and went to his house. Therefore, there is a religious belief that bathing, giving, worshiping, etc. in the holy river on this day will bring a thousand virtues. On this day, a fair is also held on the banks of the river or ghat. From this day Malmas also ends and auspicious month begins.

Makar Sankranti

7. Good start

Explaining the importance of Uttarayan, Lord Krishna also said in the song that, during the auspicious period of 6 months of Uttarayan, when the Sun God descends, the earth becomes brighter.

8. Historical facts of Makar Sankranti

According to Hindu scriptures, the day of the deity begins from Makar Sankranti, which lasts till the month of Asar. In the Mahabharata period, Bhishma Pitamah chose Makar Sankranti to give up his body. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Gangaji followed Bhagiratha and met him in the sea through Kapil Muni’s ashram.

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