Astrological significance of Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti – The harvest festival not only holds religious significance but also is of great scientific importance. The effects this day imparts on the Earth are very effective for positive growth. 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 next 6 months.
Punya Kaal Muhurta = 14:00 to 17:41
Duration = 3 Hours 41 Mins
Sankranti Moment = 14:00
Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 14:00 to 14:24
Duration = 0 Hours 23 Mins
Sun will start rising and setting slightly towards North-East and North-West respectively from this day hence this period of next 6 months is called Uttarayan. The remaining 6 months are termed as dakshinayan which means south movement of sun.
This day marks a significant effect on everybody’s personal lives depending on their Zodiac signs. All rituals should be done after Sunrise on same day and completed before noon. This is the best time to take bath, offer water to Sun, sit alone and meditate on what has been bothering your mind and body since past 6 months. This is also the best time to spend at a peaceful place and recite Gayatri Mantra in silence.
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