happy Makar Sankranti Thursday 14 January 2021
happy Makar Sankranti Thursday 14 January 2021 Makar Sankranti is the main festival of India on Thursday, 14 January. Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India and Maharashtra Canada Nepal in one way or another, in the month of Paush, when the sun comes on Capricorn, this festival is celebrated. In the current century, this festival falls on the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the month of January, on this day the Sun enters Capricorn except for Sagittarius. happy Makar Sankranti Thursday 14 January 2021
Various forms of Makar Sankranti
It is celebrated with pomp and enthusiasm with different names and different customs in India and Nepal.
Makar Sankranti in India
On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, special ‘food’ is celebrated in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Nakagawa is decorated in Mysuru on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated in various forms throughout India. No other festival has as many forms of celebrating this festival in different provinces.
In Haryana and Punjab, it is celebrated as Lohri on January 13, a day before. On this day, as soon as dark, the fire is burnt and worshiped Agnidev is offered sesame, jaggery, rice, and roasted maize.
This material is called Tilchhauli. On this occasion, people celebrate happiness by sharing peanuts, gajak made of sesame, and Revis. The daughters go from house to house singing folk songs and ask for Lohri.
Lohri has special significance for the new daughter-in-law and newborn child (son). Along with this, traditional maize bread and mustard greens are also enjoyed.
In Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as Pongal, whereas in Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh it is simply called Sankranti. Makar Sankranti festival is also called Uttarayani in some places, it is believed that Uttarayana also happens on this day. But Makar Sankranti is different from Uttarayan
Importance of Makar Sankranti
A Tamil girl in traditional dress for Pongal
According to the scriptures, Dakshinayan has been considered as the night of the gods, a symbol of negativity, and Uttarayan as the day of the gods, that is, a symbol of positivity. That is why religious activities like chanting, penance, charity, bathing, shraddha, tarpan, etc. are of special importance on this day. It is believed that the donation given on this occasion is recovered a hundred times. On this day, donations of pure ghee and blankets lead to salvation. As is evident from the following verses –
Maghe Masay Mahadev: Yo Dasyati Ghritakambalam.
Sbhuktva Oakland hogan ante moksha attainment॥
On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, donations on Gangesanan and Gangahat are considered very auspicious. On this festival, bathing in the pilgrimage Prayag and Gangasagar has been called Mahayana. Generally, the Sun affects all zodiac signs,
But the Sun’s entry into Cancer and Capricorn signs is very fruitful in religious terms. This entry or transition process occurs at the interval of six months. The country of India is located in the Northern Hemisphere. Before Makar Sankranti, the sun is in the southern hemisphere, ie, farther away from India.
This is the reason that the nights here are big and the days are short and the winter season is there. But from Makar Sankranti, the sun starts coming towards the northern hemisphere. Hence, from this day onwards, the nights become shorter and the days become larger.
And the summer season starts. The light will be more as the day gets longer and the darkness will be less as the night gets shorter. Therefore, the change in the Sun’s zodiac sign on Makar Sankranti is considered to be moving from darkness to light.
Increasing the light will increase the consciousness and work power of the creatures. Knowing this, people have expressed their gratitude towards them by worshiping, worshiping and worshiping the Sun God in various forms throughout India.
Generally, all the dates of the Indian almanac system are determined based on the speed of the moon, but the Makar Sankranti is determined by the speed of the Sun. For this reason, this festival falls on January 14 every year.
Different names in India
Makar Sankranti when and why
Like every time, this time also there is confusion about the exact date of Makar Sankranti whether the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated this time on 14 January or 15 January. According to astrological calculations, the festival of Makar Sankranti should be celebrated on 15 January this year.
On the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius. According to Hindu Panchang and Dharma Shastras, Sun is entering Makara Rashi on the evening of the 14th. According to the scriptures, if you do not celebrate the solstice at night, then the festival should be celebrated only after sunrise the next day. Therefore, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 15 January instead of 14. The festival of Makar Sankranti mostly celebrated on 14 January, will also be celebrated on 15 January this year. happy Makar Sankranti Thursday 14 January 2021
Makar Sankranti: Chhattisgarh, Goa, Orissa, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, and Jammu
Tai Pongal, Uzhwar Tirunal: Tamil Nadu
Uttarayan: Gujarat, Uttarakhand
Maghi: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Bhogali Bihu: Assam
Shishur Sankrat: Kashmir Valley
Khichdi: Uttar Pradesh and West Bihar
Paush Sankranti: West Bengal
Capricorn Transition: Karnataka
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