Makar Sankranti is a Hindu reap celebration celebrated across India that denotes the finish of winter and the start of longer days as the sun moves toward the north. This period is otherwise called Uttarayan and is viewed as amazingly lucky. The reap celebration is a strict and occasional festival that respects Lord Surya, the Sun God, and recognizes the sun's appearance in Makara (Capricorn).
Makar Sankranti will be commended for the current year on Friday, January 14 - Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi. The favorable hour, Makar Sankranti Punya Kala, starts at 8.30 am and finishes up at 5.46 pm. At 8.30 am, the Makar Sankranti Maha Punya Kala starts and finishes at 10.15 am.
History and significance
Sankranti is revered as a God. Sankranti, as per legends, killed Satan Sankarasur. Karidin or Kinkrant is the day following Makar Sankrant. Devi killed Satan Kinkarasur on this day. As per Drik Panchang, "the time between Makar Sankranti and 40 ghatis (around 16 hours for Indian areas on the off chance that we consider 1 ghati span as a short way) from the hour of Makar Sankranti is viewed as great for propitious work. This term is known as Punya Kaal."
Sankranti exercises, such as scrubbing down, offering Naivedhya (food proposed to the divinity) to Lord Surya, offering noble cause or Dakshina, performing Shraddha ceremonies, and breaking quick ought to be finished during Punya Kaal. In the event that Makar Sankranti occurs after dusk, all Punya Kaal exercises are delayed till the following dawn.
Admirers typically wash in consecrated streams like the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery on this day. For adherents, taking a plunge vindicates them of their wrongdoings; it is additionally considered a period of harmony and flourishing, and innumerable otherworldly deeds are performed on this day. Sesame and jaggery laddoos or chikkis are circulated on this day to represent the craving for individuals to live in harmony and concordance.
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