Makar Sankranti is the Hindu harvest festival and one of the most auspicious day and it is celebrated in almost every part of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms with full of devotion, fervor, and gaiety. The day is also marked arrival of spring in Indian which is celebrated traditionally. Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Lord Sun (Surya) into the zodiac sign of Capricorn (Makar) on its celestial path.
The significance of Makar Sankranti
The Vedas-Puranas say that on this day lord sun visits the house of his son Shani (Saturn), who is the swami of Makar Rashi. The day symbolized the importance of the relationship of father and son.
The benefits of Makar Sankranti Puja
The day of Makar Sankranti, Lord Sun (Surya) is worshipped in the form of nature worship. On this day perform Lord Sun (Surya) Puja or yagya clears all the sins of the person. A person also receives spiritual knowledge and gets blessed. Farmer starts harvesting their field as it is considered that flowers, fruits, and vegetables etc.
Gayatri Mantra on Makar Sankranti
ॐ आदित्याय विदमहे भास्कराय धीमहि तन्नो भानु प्रचोदयात् |