On the day that Lord Ganesha is thought to grant his presence on earth to all of his worshippers, Ganesha Chaturthi is observed. The greatest god of knowledge, wealth, and fortune is revered as Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati. Even though it is commemorated as Lord Ganesha's birthday, the festival's symbolism goes far further.
All about Makar Sankranti 2023
The Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated every year in the month of January. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Uttarayan in Gujarat, Khichdi in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Pongal in South India. On this day Sun enters Capricorn. According to mythological beliefs, on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun God goes to the house of his son Shani. Saturn is the lord of Capricorn and Aquarius. That's why there is a meeting of father and son on this day. According to astrology, certain activities are prohibited on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun God can be angry with each other forever by these actions.
14 or 15 when is Makar Sankranti?
According to the Hindu calendar, on January 14, Saturday, the Sun God will enter Capricorn at 8.14 pm. For this reason, there is confusion among people regarding its date. Actually bathing, and charity work are prohibited in the night watch, That's why it is not right to celebrate Makar Sankranti on 14 January. Due to Udiya Tithi, celebrate the festival of Makar Sankranti on the next day i.e. 15th January itself.
Makar Sankranti Auspicious Time
This year, the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on Sunday, January 15, 2023. On January 15, on Makar Sankranti, from 07:15 in the morning to 05:46 in the evening, there will be an auspicious time of Makar Sankranti. The auspicious time of Makar Sankranti will be from 7.14 am to 8.59 am.
What are the mythological beliefs associated with Makar Sankranti?
According to the scriptures, on the day of Makar Sankranti, Goddess Ganga emerged from the thumb of Lord Vishnu, followed Bhagirath, and went to the sea after going through Kapil Muni's hermitage. And the sons of Maharaj Sagar, the ancestor of Bhagirath, were granted liberation. That's why on this day a huge fair is organized at Kapil Muni's ashram in Gangasagar, Bengal.
Do this work on the day of Makar Sankranti
Worship at the time of sunrise and sunset on the day of Makar Sankranti. Along with this, water should also be offered to the Sun God.
Donating on the day of Makar Sankranti is considered very auspicious. It is good to donate sesame jaggery and khichdi on this day.
It is considered auspicious to offer prayers to ancestors on the day of Makar Sankranti. Performing Tarpan on this day removes Pitridosh from the house and gives peace to the souls of the ancestors.
How to please Lord Suryadev?
There is a ritual of worshiping the Sun and Lord Vishnu on Makar Sankranti. This fast is dedicated to Lord Surya Narayan. On this day offer water, jaggery, and rose leave to God in a copper vessel. Consume jaggery, sesame, and moong dal khichdi and distribute them among the poor. Chanting Gayatri Mantra on this day is also said to be very auspicious. You can also chant the mantras of Lord Surya Narayan.
Do not do this work even by mistake on the day of Makar Sankranti (Makar Sankranti 2023 do not do it)
Do not eat leftover or stale food on the day of Makar Sankranti. Due to this, more anger and negative energy dominate inside you.
Tamasik food like meat, alcohol, garlic, and onion should not be consumed on this day. Only pure food should be taken on Makar Sankranti.
No poor or helpless person should be insulted on this day. By doing this you become a partner of sin. No one should say bad words on this day. If someone comes to ask at home, he should not be returned empty-handed.