Makar Sankranti Kab Hai: The festivities begin with Makar Sankranti in the first month of every year. Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayan or Khichdi. The festival of Diwali has a special significance in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated when the sun enters the Capricorn sign.
On this day, prayers and puja are being held. But like many festivals, there is a lot of confusion among people about the date of Makar Sankranti. People are confused whether this festival is on January 14 or January 15. Let’s clear this doubt of people and know the exact date and time.
When is Makar Sankranti celebrated?
This year, the Sun will enter Capricorn at 02:44 pm on January 14. In such a situation, this festival will be celebrated on the next day i.e. Monday 15 January. With Makar Sankranti, the sun will set and all auspicious work will begin.
On the day of Makar Sankranti, bathing in holy rivers, chanting, penance and charity are considered to be of special importance. It is believed that doing these works on this day brings many virtues. On the day of Makar Sankranti, you can do charity, japa-tapa etc. at any time as the whole day is auspicious. But if we talk about the Mahapunya period, it will be from 7 am to 8.46 am.
The Importance of Makar Sankranti
With the entry of the Sun into the Capricorn zodiac sign, the month of Kharmas ends and auspicious tasks like marriage, tonsuring, home entry, etc. begin. From this day the sun begins to rise and gradually the day becomes bigger and the night smaller. In the scriptures, Uttarayan is considered auspicious.
It is said that in the Mahabharata period, Bhishma Pitamah waited for the sun to be Uttarayan before giving up his life. Donations of sesame seeds, jaggery, khichdi, blankets, warm clothes, ghee etc. are considered auspicious on this day.