Makar Sankranti 2021
Makar Sankranti is the most awaited and the very first festival of the year. People celebrate this day with great enthusiasm on 14th January or 15th January. This year Makar Sankranti is on 14th of January 2021. This day is the first day when Sun transits into Makar and it is symbol of end of winter. It is also the festival of thanking Mother Nature. Makar Sankranti is a festival which marks the end of dark phases and beginning of new phases in one’s life. This is the only festival that follows the solar calendar and falls on the same date every year.
Celebration of Makar Sankranti.
Hindus worship Surya Dev or the Sun, and this day is auspicious to worship the deity. This festival is celebrated across the country in myriad cultural forms and by different names. The welcoming of the new season of harvest is done in a very indigenous manner. Devotees take religious bath in the holy rivers or sacred ponds as it is believed that all the sins are washed away and prosperity prevails. People perform charitable activities and donate food and clothes to the ones who are less fortunate. Makar Sankranti is celebrated with the colorful kites adorning the sky since morning on this day.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated unanimously in India. It is named differently in different states across the country. Like Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Khichdi in Uttar Pradesh, Magh Bihu in Assam and North East, Lohri in Punjab, Poush Sankranti in West Bengal, Pongal In Tamil Nadu, Makaravilakku in Kerala and Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Why black clothes on this day?
Although black is considered inauspicious during festive season in Hindu religion. It is the day when sun starts moving to the northern hemisphere and hence it marks the end of winter. It is believed that the black color absorbs the heat, thus it increases the body heat as we wear black.
Makar Sankranti being a festival related to Lord Surya it is considered to be very auspicious to donate, gift and to wear Rudraksha. Wearing a 1 Mukhi, 12 Mukhi and a 19 Mukhi is excellent for meditative focus, fame & success and for managing large business corporations respectively. The ruling planet of the above three Rudraksha is the Sun. To know further about them in detail you can visit our website, www.rudralife.com.
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