Makar Sankranti 2022: Date, time, history and significance
Check out the date, time, history and significance of Makar Sankranti in 2022.
Makar Sankranti is considered to be one of the main Festivals of Hindus. On this day in the month of Paush, the sun turns Uttarayan and enters the Capricorn. On this day, works like bathing and charity are considered of special importance. This festival is celebrated with different names in different cities. It is believed that the fruits of donations made on this day are many times more than the rest of the days. During the time of Makar Sankranti, Sun meets his son Shani.
The rise of Venus also occurs in Makar Sankranti. There is a change in season from Makar Sankranti.
Autumn begins to fade and spring arrives. Some people are also confused about the date of Makar Sankranti this year.
Makar Sankranti 2022: Date
This year Makar Sankranti will be observed on January 14, 2022. It is one of the most auspicious festivals of Hindus.
Makar Sankranti 2022: Time
Makar Sankranti Punya kala is from 02:43 pm to 06:04 pm
Makar Sankranti Maha Punya Kala is from 02:43 pm to 04:35 pm.
Makar Sankranti 2022: History
According to mythological beliefs, on this day of Makar Sankranti, Lord Sun visits his son Shani’s house.
The festival is also associated with the unique union of father and son. According to another legend, Makar Sankranti is also celebrated as the victory of Lord Vishnu over the Asuras.
It is said that on the day of Makar Sankranti, Lord Vishnu killed the demons on the earth and cut off their heads and buried them on Mount Mandara.
Since then, this victory of Lord Vishnu has been celebrated as the Makar Sankranti festival.
Makar Sankranti 2022: Significance
This auspicious festival is also called Uttarayan in some places. On this day, Ganga bath, fasting, story, charity and worship of the Lord Sun have special significance.
Donations made on this day are much more fruitful. Donating light in the form of diyas to Lord Shani is also very auspicious.
In UP, Bihar, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, this is the time for harvesting new crops. Farmers also celebrate this day as gratitude day.
Sweets made of sesame and jaggery are distributed on this day. Apart from this, there is also a tradition of flying kites in some places on Makar Sankranti.