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2023 Makar Sankranti: A Festival of Gratitude, Ritual, and Fun During Harvesting.




2023 Makar Sankranti: A Festival of Gratitude, Ritual, and Fun During Harvest



As always, Makar Sankranti 2023 will be celebrated with the utmost enthusiasm and fun. The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of a new harvest season. Makar Sankranti, in contrast to the other Hindu festival, is celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, which is determined by the Moon's shifting position.


2023 Makar Sankranti: Date and Time In a way, the Makar Sankranti festival honors the season's new harvest. In various parts of India, Mother Earth Day is celebrated in a variety of ways by people all over the country. It occurs during the month of Magha, which coincides with January. Every year, it usually falls on the 14th or 15th. Exceptions include a few years when the date may change by one day!


This year, Makar Sankranti falls on January 15, 2023.



Date and Time of Makar Sankranti 2023 Makar Sankranti 2023 Jan. 15, 2023, Saturday Punya Kaal Muhurat From 07:36 AM to 06:31 PM on Jan. 15, 2023 Duration 10 Hours, 55 Minutes Maha Punya Kaal Muhurat From 07:36 AM to 09:25 AM on Jan. 15, 2023 Duration 1 Hour 49 Minutes Makara Sankranti Moment 08:57 PM Significance Of Makar Sankranti Makar On the day of Makar Sankranti, it is said that Lord Sun went to visit his son Saturn, ruler of Capricorn. He went to meet him despite their previous disagreements. As a result, it is believed that the fortunate time has begun as their disagreements are resolved and their relationships are strengthened.




The Sun moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn during Sankranti and stays there for a month. In total, the Sun moves through each zodiac sign once a year and stays there for one month. However, Makar Sankranti is regarded as the most fortunate time for a transit. In fact, Makar Sankranti 2023 will be especially significant because Saturn and the Sun will meet for the first time in nearly thirty years during the Sun's transit through Capricorn.


For yogis and sages, the Sankranti period is extremely significant. It is a good day for spiritual journeys that start from scratch. Also, in general, people think it's a good day to start over and forget about the bad times. In general, Makar Sankranti is not just a celebration.





Rituals for Makar Sankranti People dip their feet in the holy waters of rivers like the Ganges, Yamuna, and Godavari during Makar Sankranti because it is believed that doing so will grant them merit or forgive them for their sins in the past.


As the festival is plagued by Lord Sun and Lord Shani, the Gayatri Mantra and Surya Mantra are chanted in addition to performing Surya Puja to worship both Lord Sun and Lord Shani.



Other Harvest Festivals Indian culture includes harvest festivals. India has many harvest festivals, some of which are thought to be the oldest in the world. To express gratitude to the natural world for the abundance shared, a harvest festival is held. There is a harvest festival for each state. The important harvest festivals are listed below.


Harvest Festival State Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan is celebrated in Gujarat, Bhogali Bihu is celebrated in Assam, Onam is celebrated in Kerala, and Lohri is celebrated in Punjab. In point of fact, there is a dish unique to each state.





Undhiyu is prepared in Gujarat; Pathishapta, Pithe Puli, and Payesh are the most popular delicacies on this day in West Bengal. Pinni is made in Punjab, while in Tamil Nadu; On the day of Pongal, traditional Sakkararai Pongal is prepared. Lastly, on Makar Sankranti, the majority of Indian states consume Til ladoo and chikkis. As a result, the variety of foods available on this auspicious day is endless.



Kite flying is a common tradition during Makar Sankranti, and people of all ages participate enthusiastically. Gujarat and Rajasthan top the list, despite the fact that kite flying is popular throughout India.


Melas are another event held during Makar Sankranti. On this auspicious day, various locations host melas. However, the most significant is the Kumbh Mela, which takes place once every 12 years at Hindu sites across India.


The conclusion of the Makar Sankranti festival exemplifies the spirit of overcoming differences and anticipating new life experiences. We should all follow suit and strive for fresh beginnings.


Happy Makar Sankranti to you and your loved ones. I wish you a happy, prosperous, and fortunate Makar Sankranti!






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