New Delhi: Makar Sankranti, one of the most important festivals celebrated in India, holds great significance for Hindus. This festival signifies tenacity, worship, charity and sacrifice in the scriptures. The festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (the Sun God) and is celebrated to mark the transit of the Sun into Makara (Capricorn) Rashi (Rasi Rashi). While most Indian festivals follow the Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti is one of the very few festivals that follow the solar cycle. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of the harvest season.
Significance of Makar Sankranti
As the harvest season begins, people worship new corpses on this day. Farmers across the country wish for a good harvest. Makar Sankranti is considered extremely auspicious and many people believe that on this day one also takes a bath in the Ganges River to seek the blessings of the Lord.
Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal and Maha Punya Kaal
According to the Drik Panchang, this year Makar Sankranti is falling on Friday, January 14, 2022. Additionally, the timing of Makar Sankranti Punya Kala is from 02:43 PM to 05:45 PM. Duration is 3 hours, 2 minutes. The timing of Makar Sankranti Maha Punya Kala is from 02:43 PM to 04:28 PM. Lastly, as per the Drik Panchang, the moment of Makar Sankranti is at 02:43 PM.
Makar Sankranti Wishes
1. May this Makar Sankranti fill your life with joy, happiness and love. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Makar Sankranti!
2. On this auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, I wish you to be filled with happiness, peace and prosperity. Happy Makar Sankranti!
3. May this festive season bring with it infinite happiness and joy. Happy Makar Sankranti!
4. May enthusiasm, happiness and success fill your life. Happy Makar Sankranti!
5. May the Sun God bring sunshine and happiness in your life and home. Happy Makar Sankranti!
6. Hope this Makar Sankranti connects you with the brightest moments. And you reach new heights as kites add charm to your celebration on this auspicious occasion. Happy Makar Sankranti!
7. May your home always be filled with the radiance and blessings of the Sun God. Happy Makar Sankranti.
8. This Makar Sankranti, pray to be with each other through thick and thin, bound by love and unity.
First published:January 13, 2022, 8:01 PM