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Makar Sankranti – The harvest festival not only holds religious significance but also is of great scientific importance. This is the day when Sun begins its movement away from the tropic of Capricorn and towards the northern hemisphere. Sun will start appearing to rise towards North-East for the next 6 months. Sun will start rising and setting slightly towards North-East and North-West respectively from this day hence this period of the next 6 months is called Uttarayan. The remaining 6 months are termed as dakshinayan which means a south movement of the sun. The astrological significance of Makar Sankranti is listed below.
- This day marks a significant effect on everybody’s personal lives depending on their Zodiac signs.
- All rituals should be done after Sunrise on the same day and completed before noon.
- This is the best time to take bath early morning, offer water to Sun, sit alone and meditate on what has been bothering your mind and body for the past 6 months.
- This is also the best time to spend at a peaceful place and recite Gayatri Mantra in silence.
Sun and Saturn are believed to be detrimental planets in the universe. They are even said to be the most dangerous and antagonistic celestial bodies and supposed to have positive and negative influences on people on Earth. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Sun successfully invades inside the house of Saturn who is better known to be the Lord of Capricorn sign. Sun also remains in Saturn’s house for a month or so with his dear son. On account of it, Sun forgets its annoyance and pique towards Saturn and later tries to maintain a healthy relationship for Saturn and others.
During this phase, it shows that even Sun forgets its anger and discontent and behaves joyfully with everyone. Therefore be like Sun by this illustrious festival and spread cheerfulness and joy among all for a happy and prosperous life ahead.