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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Makar Sankrant

* Makar Sankranti *

Makar Sankranti is an agricultural festival in India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the day when the sun travels from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana. On this day the Sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius. The sun sets from this day. Seen from the earth, the rising sun moves northward day by day. This festival has been declared as a national festival by the Government of India.

* Importance of Sankranti and mention in Puranas: - *

Many years ago there was a monster named Sankarsur. He caused great pain to the people. The goddess took the form of Sankranti to kill him. This Sankranti Devi killed Sankarasura and made the people happy. In the month of Poush, the Sun enters Capricorn and with the onset of descent, we Indians living in the Northern Hemisphere begin to receive more light and heat. The day gets bigger and the night gets shorter. So everyone welcomes Capricorn Transition Day in the form of a celebration.

* Importance of Makar Sankranti, information and how to perform this pooja with good luck: - *

Makar Sankrant is in the month of January according to the English calendar and in the month of Poush according to the Marathi calendar. The first festival of the new year is Makar Sankranti. In Maharashtra, this festival is celebrated for three days. To it

* Bhogi (usually 13) *
* Sankranti (usually 14 Jan) *
* Kinkranti (usually 15 Jan) *

* Bhogi: - *

On Friday 13/01/2017

Bhogi is a festival on the day of Poush Krishnapaksha Pratipada. On this day, it is customary to worship God and make bread by adding bhogi (mixed vegetable), sorghum or millet sesame seeds. Bhogi is still called Bhogi on the day before Makar Sankranti. Bhogi is considered as a festival of joy and enjoyment. On this day in the morning your house as well as the surroundings are cleaned. They draw rangoli in front of the door. Everyone in the house takes a bath and puts on new clothes. Women wear new ornaments. On this day, daughters-in-law come to celebrate Bhogi. The whole family comes together and celebrates Bhogi. Lunch is also a special treat. Sesame bread, butter, papad, eggplant filling, chutney and khamang khichdi are some of the delicious dishes. First, the food is offered to God, and everyone eats together.

* Makar Sankrant: - *

On 14/01/2017, on the day of Poush Krishna Dwitiya on Saturday, Punyakal is from 07:37 in the morning to 03:38 in the afternoon.

Makar Sankrant is a favorite festival of housewives in Maharashtra. On this day, women cover the house, put on new clothes, put on ornaments, put on a nose ring, get ready and worship Bolakya (Sugad) and ask God for happiness, wealth and food for their world.

For pooja, take 5 bolaki (sugad), 2 panati, new white rope, turmeric-kumkum, new cloth, sesame-jaggery, sugarcane, carrot, wheat germ, pea-gram seeds, bor and tamhan or steel plate, lamp and agarbatti.

Tie a rope around the five balls, cover them with turmeric-kumkum, add slices of sugarcane, sesame-jaggery, carrots, wheat germ, peas-gram seeds, borer, put a panati on top, put it all in a steel tray and cover it with a new cloth. Niranjan, agarbatti should be placed in front. This means that in my world, there should be no shortage of food, clothes and no one should look down on my happy world.

Sesame is very important for Sankranti. On this day, it is customary in Maharashtra to make food using sesame and jaggery. Sesame chutney, sesame loaf, sesame laddu, sesame-jaggery poli are offered. Rangoli is made by putting sada in front of the house.

On Makar Sankranti, a newly married girl is given a black moonkala, turmeric-kumkum koiri or karanda from Maher and made into ornaments using sesame seeds and jaggery. It is customary in Maharashtra to give a silver bowl of sesame-jaggery to Jawai Bapu. In the evening, the women (Suvasinina) are called at home and given turmeric-kumkum perfume as a variety of bangles, coconuts, mirrors, a steel object, or a fruit variety.

On Sankranti, Aptasvakis are wished to increase their affection by saying, "Take Tilgul and speak sweetly". Also to show each other the right good direction.

On the day of Sankranti, it is customary in Maharashtra to * bore * children. On this day, it is customary to call the children home in the evening by wearing muslin ornaments to move the children. Then in a pot they mix crumbs, sesame-jaggery, sugar, boron, chocolate, and anoint it on your baby's head. This children's festival is very spectacular. All the children take part in it with good fortune.

Kikrant is on the second day of Sankrati. No good deeds should be done on that day.

* Kinkrant: - *

Sunday 15/02/2017

Poush Krishna Tritiya is the day of Kinkrant i.e. Karidin. What is not doing well on this day is still celebrated on this day as the second day of Kinkrant Sankranti. Sankranti Devi killed a demon named Kinkarasur on the second day of Makar Sankranti. And freed the people from his persecution. So this day is celebrated as Kinkrant. In Panchaga, this day is shown as Karidin. This day is not taken for good. Even on this day, women celebrate the Haldi Kunku ceremony.

* Capricorn is on 14th January this year *

From 1972 to 2085, Makar Sankranti will come on 14th January and 15th January. * But every 70 years

This date is one day ahead *. From the year 2100, Makar Sankranti will come on 16th January. In 3246, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 1st February, says Panchagkarte Astronomer.

Therefore, Makar Sankrati Punyakal has come on 14th January, he said. It is not always true that Makar Sankranti falls on 15th January. It takes 365 days, six hours, nine minutes and ten seconds from the time Surya enters Capricorn to the time he enters Capricorn again. According to the rules of the Gregorian calendar, the year is not considered a "leap year" unless the centenary is divided by four hundred. Therefore, every four hundred years, the day of Makar Sankranti goes by three days. Also, the time of 9 minutes and 10 seconds of each year is accumulated and every 157 years, the day of Makar Sankranti goes by one more day, informed Soman.

In the year 1899, Nirayan Makar Sankranti came on 13th January. Since 1971, Sun Nirayan Makar Sankranti was coming only on 14th January. From 1972 to 2085, Nirayan Makar Sankranti will come on 14th January and 15th January. From the year 2100, Nirayan Makar Sankranti will come on 16th January. In this way, it has been said that Nirayan Makar Sankranti will come on 1st February in 3247.

Makar Sankranti is not bad. We also misinterpret the term 'Sankrant Ali'. As the day progressed, on the same day, winter began. It is customary to give Capricorn sesame seeds. While sesame is healthy for the body in cold weather, Makar Sankranti festival enhances sweetness and love by eliminating differences, quarrels, disgust, hatred, jealousy and abola. Creates a loving relationship. I urge you not to believe any rumors spread during Makar Sankranti and also not to spread rumors.

Yellow kumkum chariot can be done till Saptami.

* Donation and importance on Sankranti day: - *

Pilgrimage baths and donations performed on the day of Sankranti are considered to be auspicious. On this day huge fairs of devotees are held at Prayag, Gangasagar etc. A Hindustani festival based on Capricorn transition to the Sun Although the Sun's fodder transitions take place in twelve zodiac signs throughout the year, for the people of India, Capricorn transition is more important than Sankranti. This is because it is from this transition that the setting of the sun begins and the people of Hindustan living in the Northern Hemisphere benefit from more light and heat in the setting.

Donating on this day is of special importance. See this verse from Devi Purana.

Sankrantau i.e. Dattani Davyakavyani Manavai :.
Tani Nitya Dadatyarka: Rebirth and Birth.

(On the day of Makar Sankranti, the sun gives the same things to the people who donate and do Havyakavya in every birth.) On this day, sesame-rice flows to the god in the house and in the village temple. It is customary to donate wheat, sugarcane, halkunde, camphor, boram, davya etc. in Sugadat.

There is an opportunity for the word Uttarayana, two Sanskrit words Uttar (North direction) and Ayan (path in space).

* Edit regional diversity *

Sankrant Sankrat in East India is celebrated throughout South East Asia with a slight local variation.

* North India *

Himachal Pradesh - Lohri or Lohri
Punjab - Lohri or Lohri

* East India *

Bihar - Sankranti
Assam - Bhogali Bihu
West Bengal - Makar Sankranti
Odisha - Makar Sankranti

* West India *

Gujarat and Rajasthan - Uttarayan (Kite Festival) (Kite Festival)
In Gujarat, grains, fried sweets, food items are prepared and donated on this day. In Gujarat, wheat and millet porridge are made on this day.

* South India *

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh - (Sankranti)
Tamil Nadu - Pongal
Makar Vallaku festival at Sabarimala temple.

* Makar Sankranti in other parts of India *

In Nepal,
Tharu people - Maghi
Elsewhere Maghe Sankranti Maghe Sakrati
Thailand - Songkran (สงกรานต์ Songkran)
Laos - Pi Ma Lao
Myanmar - Thingyan

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