Makar Sankranti 2023: Date Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About Festival

Makar Sankranti is another auspicious day for the Indian people. Every year this day is celebrated on the 14th or 15th day of January. It is also known by the name of Maghi. It is a prominent Indian festival. Many people eagerly wait for this day. You must know it well that the farmers wait for this festival. It is believed that by worshipping, they can produce good crops. This will help to lead their family in a better way. Thus, it is a special day for the farmers. Various other rituals are also performed, along with the puja.

Makar Sankranti Dates For 2022

You all must be waiting to know about the date of Makar Sankranti. In 2022, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on the 14th Day of January. You can perform the Makar Sankranti Punya Kala from 2.43pm to 5.20 pm. You can start preparing for the puja and other rituals, one day before. You need to get up early morning on 14th January to commence all the ritual associated with puja. It would help if you  take a holy dip on rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, or Saraswati. It is essential.

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What is the significance of Makar Sankranti?

Every festival has some significance. Similarly, Makar Sankranti has a story behind it. Sankranti is a deity. In history, it is found that Sankranti killed a devil whose name was Sankarasur. The next day after Sankranti, is called Karidin or Kinkrant. This is the day when Devi slew Kinkarasur. You can collect all the information related to Sankranti from a book named Panchang.

As per the scholars, the time between Makar Sankranti and 40 Ghatis is found to be very promising and good. You can start something good during this period. These 40 ghatis is called as Punya Kaal. You should perform any type of activities like taking bath in the holy river, offering prayers and Shraddha rituals during this period. It will be good.

If it is found that Makar Sankranti takes place after the sunset, then all the Punya kaal activities must be postponed till the next sunrise. However, all the Punya kaal activities must be done during day time. Makar Sankranti is the day and the date on which the sun begins to move from the northward point. This period is known by the name of Dakshinayan. You must know two things. One is the Dakshinayan and Uttarayan. The first one states about negativity, and the second one state or supports positivity. As the sun starts its journey towards the North Pole, so people take a holy bath on the rivers. During this time, the sun brings effects on the zodiac signs. Studies have also revealed that the entry of the sun on zodiac signs of Cancer and Capricorn will get fruitful results.

So, this is a special day in the life of every Indian people. People try to start something new to bring good luck to their life. Just before the Makar Sankranti, the sun is found in the Southern Hemisphere. It seems that some super power controls the whole earth.