Makar Sankranti

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  • For new beginnings
  • To make lives healthier, wealthier, and happier
  • To bring in an emotion of universal fellowship and consensus among people
  • To forget old bitterness and quarrels
  • To fill the home with positive energy
  • To eliminate negative energy in your home

Retaining a life full of peacefulness and positivity is indeed the foremost goal of everyone’s life. Nowadays, everyone yearns for a life without anxiety, tension, and instability. Imagine the ease of possessing natural self-affirmation and intrinsic potency, that is extricated from all problems.

Makar Sankranti, an auspicious day in Hindu customs, is celebrated on 14 January. This festival is commemorated with great zeal and passion, throughout India.

This festival embarks on the end of the prolonged, chilly, winter months and the commencement of spring. Moreover, this extravaganza observes the advent of the harvest season.

How is Makar Sankranti Celebrated?

As per the Hindu rituals, this festival harbors great importance among people of all ages. Forgetting rivalries and accepting love from each other are the prime aspirations of devotees. On this day, people worship the sun deity, Surya, by paying visits to temples and many people prefer taking baths in the holy river Ganga to express gratitude to the deity Sun. Numerous people book online puja services to thank mother earth for bestowing good health, prosperity, and boundless bliss. People worship the deity Surya alongside God Vishnu and the goddess Lakshmi.

People prepare sweets made of jaggery and sesame. Numerous people partake in kite-flying celebrations to source up inner zeal and devotion. Throughout India, Makar Sankranti is renowned by various names such as Magh Bihu in Assam, Maghi in Punjab, Maghi Saaji in Himachal Pradesh, Maghi Sangrand or Uttarain (Uttarayana) in Jammu, Sakrat in Haryana, Sakraat in Rajasthan, Sukarat in central India, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, and much more.

This festival is observed with a congregation comprising flamboyant enhancement, sweet distribution, kite flying, fairs, dancing, feats, and bonfire. Furthermore, following 12 years, Hindus observe Maha Kumbh Mela on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. Maha Kumbh Mela is one of the world’s biggest and largest mass pilgrimages which is attended by approximately 60 to 100 million devotees. At this event, adherents chant blessings at the Prayagaraj convergence of the River Ganga and River Yamuna. An event of commemorations, and thanksgiving, Makar Sankranti is marked by numerous rituals and customs.

The explanation behind observing Makar Sankranti:

An auspicious Hindu festive, which is celebrated throughout India, Makar Sankranti is observed on 14 and 15 January, determined by the location and the lunar calendar. This festival embarks on the evolution of the sun into the zodiac gesture of Makara (Capricorn), and it is considered a time of sumptuous spiritual essence.

As per Hindu astrology, As the sun’s northward journey begins, Makar Sankranti is an optimistic period for spiritual practices and religious ceremonies because it symbolizes the beginning of the Hindu astrological cycle, or “uttarayana.” This period is associated with positive energies.

As Makar Sankranti marks the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of the longer days, it also holds strong agricultural significance. Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India by farmers in thanksgiving for their harvests and to commemorate the start of a new season.

To book online puja services, at a low cost during this festival, feel free to contact us. Additionally, we offer puja samagri for performing pujas.

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