Makar Sankranti 2024: Makar Sankranti, the celestial celebration marking the sun's entry into Capricorn, falls on January 15, 2024. In this article, we have mentioned several rituals and practices associated with Makar Sankranti to make the most of this auspicious day.
Legend has it that on Makar Sankranti, the Ganga liberated the sons of Sagara, finding its way into the Ganga Sagar. This tale adds a mystical dimension to the festivities, emphasizing the spiritual potency of the day.
This year's Makar Sankranti is believed to be exceptionally auspicious. Experts suggest engaging in a spectrum of rituals to amplify the positive energy. Activities like bathing, charity, worship, recitation, meditation, and austerity are touted to yield double benefits, promising a year of prosperity and well-being.
Make sure to align your activities with the auspicious timings on Makar Sankranti:
Date: January 15, 2024
Punya Kaal (Auspicious Time): 06:41 AM to 06:22 PM
Maha Punya Kaal: 06:41 AM to 08:38 AM
Ravi Yoga, coupled with the positioning of Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius, promises a positive influence. This alignment is considered highly favorable, especially for those engaged in politics, writing, publishing, and technology. The period from 07:15 AM to 08:07 AM is particularly potent for sun worship, believed to enhance prosperity and respect.
As Makar Sankranti 2024 approaches, let these rituals and practices infuse your life with positivity, prosperity, and spiritual growth. May the celestial energies of this auspicious day guide you towards a fulfilling and harmonious year ahead.
Donation of Items: In homage to the union of the Sun and Saturn, donate items related to both. Offer copper, jaggery, sesame seeds, red flowers, and clothing to honor the Sun. To appease Saturn, contribute black sesame seeds. These acts are believed to alleviate financial difficulties and diminish the influence of Saturn.
Arghya Ritual: Take a purifying bath with Ganges water on Makar Sankranti. Chant the mantra 'Om Hreem Hreem Suryaya Namah' and offer water to the sun. Walking around the area three times is said to lead to career advancement and ensure good health throughout the year.
Sesame Seeds and Jaggery Rituals: Offer sesame seed and jaggery laddoos on Makar Sankranti, symbolizing sweetness in relationships. Distribute these treats among family members to enhance the bonds of love. Additionally, feeding birds on this day is believed to open the door to prosperity.