Makar Sankranti 2023: Religious Importance and Interesting facts about Makar Sakranti 2023

Makar Sankranti 2023 – The festival of Makar Sankranti is next month in January 2024. We’ll let you know when this festival will take place and interesting facts about makar Sankranti. December is only a few days away, and then the new year 2023 i.e. Makar Sankranti and January will both begin in this month. If we look at the Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the Dwadashi date Shukla Paksha’s month. It is the first festival in Hinduism following the Makar Sankranti. Sankranti can be called many different things in different parts.

This day the Sun, the king among the planets, enters Capricorn. It is therefore called Sankranti. Makar Sankrant can also be called Lohri (Pongal 2223), Uttarayan and Khichdi, Tehri and Tehri. This day is known for its tradition of giving, bathing and eating sesame seed.

Makar Sankranti date

There is confusion about Sankranti date in 2023. Some scholars believe Sankranti would be celebrated on January 14, 2023. Others claim Makar Sankrant would be celebrated on Jan 15.

Makar Sankranti auspicious time

Makar Sankranti 2023
Makar Sankranti 2023

According to Panchang, Makar Sankrant 2023’s festival will be observed on Sunday, January 15. The Sankranti Punyakal Mohurta will take place from 07:15 to 12:15, and the Maha Punyakal muhurta from 07:15 until 09:15. This is because on Saturday, January 14, at 08:21 at 08.21 the Sun will enter Capricorn. Sankranti can only be celebrated when the Sun enters Capricorn.

Facts about makar sankrant

Makar Sankrant also known as the festival for bathing and donation, is also celebrated. This day is a special one. It is a time to bathe in holy rivers and pilgrimages. You can also donate sesame, jaggery, or fruits. Donations made on this day are believed to be a blessing from the Sun God. Donations made on this day are believed to multiply 100 times. This day is a good time to donate pure ghee or blankets.

Religious Significance of Makar Sakrant

It is believed that Sun God visits Shani’s home on Makar Sankranti. Astrology has associated urad dal with Shani Dev. This is why Shani Dev and Sun God are associated with urad dal. On this day, khichdi (or urad dal) can be eaten to receive their blessings. Rice is also considered the Moon, salt and turmeric are as Jupiter, while green vegetables and Mercury are as Mercury. Mars is associated with heat. This is why eating khichdi at Makar Sankrant improves all kinds of planets in your horoscope.

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