Mithun Sankranti - Mithuna Sankranti
According to astrology, there is such a planet, which never turns retrograde, rather it always remains straight. There are 12 Sankranti in a year, one of which is 'Mithun Sankranti'. On the day of Mithun Sankranti, the Sun transits from Taurus to Gemini. In the month of Jeth, the sun god enters Gemini. Because of this, it is called Mithun Sankranti. Worshiping Suraj Dev is considered to be of special importance on this day. From the point of view of astrology, if the Sun God is pleased, then auspicious results can be obtained. This festival is considered very special among all the festivals.
Mithuna Sankranti Importance
Mithun Sankranti is considered very auspicious in the scriptures. On the day of Mithun Sankranti, Suraj Dev is worshiped according to the rules and regulations. This festival is considered very important in Hinduism. On the day of Mithun Sankranti, works of charity are done to get virtuous results. Mithuna Sankranti festival is considered a sign of change in nature.
According to the scriptures, it is believed that the rainy season starts on this day. When the Sun God leaves Taurus and enters Gemini, the direction of the zodiac signs changes in all the constellations. When the Sun moves from Kritika Nakshatra to Rohini Nakshatra, there is a possibility of rain.
Along with this, people pray to God for rain for good farming. Mithun Sankranti is also called the Raja festival. On the day of the Raja festival, a fast is observed to please Lord Suraj Dev.
Auspicious Work on Mithuna Sankranti
On the day of Mithun Sankranti, one gets up before sunrise and takes a bath. After this, water is offered while chanting the mantra 'Om Ghrini Suryaya Namah' while seeing the rising sun for the worship of the Sun God. Red roli, red flowers are mixed in the water given to the Sun.
After offering Argh to the sun, the mantra of the sun is chanted 108 times by sitting in a red seat and facing the east.
Devotees give gifts or donate clothes during Mithun Sankranti. Devotees also worship Lord Surya and visit Haridwar, Rishikesh, and other prominent places to take a holy dip in the river Ganges and offer water to the Sun.
Mithuna Sankranti Punya Kaal
On the day of Mithun Sankranti, people wake up before sunrise and take a bath.
Then aarti is performed by showing incense and a lamp to the Sun God. Then Surya Dev is saluted and circumambulated 7 times.
On this day a pledge is taken to donate to the poor and needy.
Green-colored items are donated on the day of Mithun Sankranti.
Donating spinach, moong, and green clothes on the day of Mithun Sankranti is considered very fruitful.
By fasting without eating salt on the day of Mithun Sankranti, all the problems go away.
A copper plate or a copper pot is used to worship the Sun God.
Red sandalwood, red flowers, and a ghee lamp are kept on the plate. Can keep lamp, copper or earthen lamp.
The water offered to the Sun God is not allowed to fall on the ground. This water is offered in a copper vessel.
Then this water is poured into a tree plant.
Mithuna Sankranti Puja Vidhi
Sil Batta is worshipped as Bhudevi on the day of Mithun Sankranti.
On this day Silbatta is bathed with milk and water.
After this, sandalwood, vermilion, flowers, and turmeric are offered on the Sil Batta.
Tributes are paid to ancestors or ancestors on the day of Mithun Sankranti.
On the day of Mithun Sankranti, Poda, Pitha, a sweet made of jaggery, rice flour, coconut, and desi ghee, is prepared.
Rice is not taken on this day.
Donating to Brahmins, the poor, and the needy on the day of Mithun Sankranti can please the Sun God.
Story of Mithuna Sankranti
It is said that nature has blessed women with menstruation. Due to this boon, one gets the happiness of motherhood. According to Mithun Sankranti's story, women have menstruation. Similarly, Bhudevi, this Mother Earth had menstruation for 3 days in the beginning.
This is considered the symbol of the development of the earth. Bhudevi remains in menstruation for 3 days and on the fourth day, Bhudevi is called Silbatta. He is given a bath. Mother Earth is worshiped on the day of Mithun Sankranti.
The silver statue of Bhudevi, the wife of Lord Vishnu, is still present in the Jagannath temple of Odisha. On the day of Mithun Sankranti, there are many benefits of worshiping and fasting according to the rules and regulations.
Importance of donation on Mithuna Sankranti
Bathing in a holy river or water tank on the day of Mithun Sankranti is considered to be of great importance. If it is not possible to bathe in a holy river on this day, then bathing can be done at home by adding Ganges water to the water. After bathing, water is offered to the Sun God.
By offering water to the sun on the day of Mithun Sankranti, prosperity in life, respect in society, high position, prestige, and blessings of the Sun God can be obtained.
Mithun Sankranti is also called the Raja festival. On this Sankranti day in Odisha, Lord Surya requests rain for a good harvest, while in eastern and northeastern India Mithun Sankranti is celebrated as the annual menstrual phase of Mother Earth, also known as the Ambubachi Mela. Worshiping Sil Batta on this day brings wealth and blessings to Mother Earth. Due to Mithun Sankranti, the direction of zodiac signs also changes in all zodiac signs. This change is considered major. Only after this, the rainy season starts formally. To know more about the date, auspicious time, and importance of Gemini Sankranti, talk to astrologers.