Makar Sankranti 2021: Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 14 January. On this day, Sun God enters Capricorn from Sagittarius. Silence ends with the arrival of Sun in Capricorn, this time there is a special coincidence on Makar Sankranti. This year, five planets will be together on Makar Sankranti, which will increase the importance of this festival. Donating on this day results in multiplied results. According to the belief, by taking some special measures on this day, one gets happiness and prosperity in life.
When is Makar Sankranti 2021
This year, the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on Thursday, January 14. On this day, Sun God will enter Capricorn in the morning at 08:30. This will be the moment of Makar Sankranti. On this day, the auspicious time of Makar Sankranti is for a total of 09 hours 16 minutes.
Makar Sankranti virtuous period
On 14 January, the auspicious time of Makar Sankranti is from 08:30 AM to 05:46 PM. At the same time, the Maha Punya period of Makar Sankranti is of 01 hour 45 minutes, which is from 08:30 AM to 10:15 AM.
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Importance of Makar Sankranti
Worship the sun god
Also worship Lord Surya on this day. First of all, give argha to the sun and chant the sun mantra. Also, keep in mind that you should not eat on this day in the evening i.e. after the sun sets.
Bathe in the holy river
Taking a bath in the Ganges or any river on this day is considered auspicious. On this day, you should not eat anything before bathing. If you donate by bathing in the Ganges without eating, you will get double the fruit.
According to religious scriptures, from Makar Sankranti, the chariot of Sun God turns towards north. When this happens, the sun god faces towards the earth and they start approaching the earth. As they move towards the earth, the winter begins to decrease and the heat begins to increase. The crops begin to ripen.
Avoid these things
On the day of Makar Sankranti, it is customary to donate khichdi. Therefore, it is said that garlic, onion, meat and egg etc. should not be eaten. Consumption of intoxication should be avoided on this day. Do not use alcohol, cigarettes, gutka etc. on this day.
Women should not wash hair on Makar Sankranti. Overcome anger and treat others well. This will also make your mind happy and positive energy will come. It is believed that trees or pruning should not be done on this day, whether indoors or outdoors.
Help the needy people
On the day of Makar Sankranti, if a needy person, beggar, monk or elderly comes to your house, do not return it empty handed. Who must donate something according to their ability. Eating food is considered very auspicious.