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Importance of Makar Sankranti – Sun Enters in Capricorn

Importance of Makar Sankranti – Sun Enters in Capricorn

India is known as the land of festivals. Each festival holds some great significance and meaning in them. At the start of the year, the first festival we celebrate is Makar Sankranti which is also known as Uttrayan in some parts of the country. This festival holds great importance in astrology because on this day there is a change in the position of the sun and it has a good effect on every zodiac sign and human lives. It is a solar movement we experienced on this day, the word Sankranti indicates the same meaning: commencement of movement. This festival is celebrated on January 14, 2022, this year. There is a perfect time to follow the rituals on this day. The timing is 02:43 PM to 06:15 PM, and 02:43 PM to 04:32 PM.  There are many meanings and stories associated with the festival of Makar Sankranti.



1. The Story of Sun and Shani


It is said that Lord Surya visited their son Lord Shani on this day by entering the Shani Zodiac sign Capricorn. It is said that Sun and Shani have a despiteful relationship between them but on this day the father visits the son in his position to make a new fresh start and beginning in life. And this day is celebrated as a day of new beginnings.



2. The Importance of Lord Surya


This day is celebrated as the divine tribute to the Lord Sun. The day is known as the day of new beginnings and blessings for everyone. Where they seek the blessings of the Lord’s sun and start their new year with new freshness and positivity in their life.



3. The Astrological Importance of Makar Sankranti


From the astrology perspective, there are many things that held great importance on this day. The Sun enters in the Capricorn sign and it holds a great effect not only on the Capricorn sign but all the zodiac signs. It makes major changes in the fate and position of all the zodiac signs for the rest of the year.



4. The Importance of Makar Sankranti for Farmers


The festival of Makar Sankranti has great importance for the farmers. They celebrated this festive day for a different reason. On this day the farmers cut the first batch of the food grain and pray to God for a good harvest all along the year. They also worship their cattle, tools, and grains for health and wealth for the rest of the year.

The Rituals OF Makar Sankranti


  • On this auspicious day, some rituals need to be done and followed by the people to worship the god.

  • Clean the house completely and especially the temple place.

  • The Puja of the God should be done in the early morning as the Sunrise.

  • There should be the worship of Food by putting Tilak on the flour and they make the food.

  • Make Some Sweets and places to God as Bhog.

  • Donate the things to the needed ones.

  • Worship to Lord Surya By chanting the Surya Mantra 12 times.



The Festival of Kite Flying


Apart from all the historical and astrological importance, the festival of Makar Sankranti is famous for Kite Flying. People all over India celebrate this Festival by Kite Flying. This festival is celebrated for two days where people from all over the world gather with their close ones and enjoy Kite Flying. Where they fly the kite and cut threads of others in Sky by their Kite Flying Skills.


There is diversity seen during this festival in each way of celebrating the festival but the motive is the same to gather with close ones, get the blessings, and start a new year of life with happiness and positivity. To learn more about it you can talk to astrologers for perfect understanding and guidance. We want all of you to have a happy and safe Makar Sankranti.

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