When is Makar Sankranti 14th or 15th January? Clear confusion here, know the importance of bathing and donating.

Makar Sankranti 2024: Makar Sankranti has great importance in Hindu religion, this day is considered very auspicious in terms of chanting, penance and charity. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14th January or 15th January, hence there is often confusion among the people regarding the date of this festival. This year also people are in doubt about the exact date of Makar Sankranti. According to astrologers, this festival is celebrated on the day when Sun God leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. Makar Sankranti is known as Khichdi in UP-Bihar. This festival is known by different names in different states of the country.

When will the festival of Makar Sankranti be celebrated?

This year Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on Monday, 15th January. Because on the night of 14-15 January, Sun God will enter Capricorn at 2:54 pm. According to Udayatithi, this time on Makar Sankranti, it will be very auspicious to take bath on 15th January 2024. According to astrology, after 77 years, on 15th January 2024, on Makar Sankranti, a combination of Variyaan Yoga and Ravi Yoga is taking place. On this day, Mercury and Mars will also be present in the same zodiac sign Sagittarius.

Makar Sankranti auspicious coincidence

  • Makar Sankranti Punyakaal – 07:15 AM to 06:21 PM

  • Makar Sankranti Maha Punyakal – 07:15 am to 09:06 am

  • Variyaan Yoga – On January 15, this yoga will last from 2:40 am to 11:11 pm.

  • Ravi Yoga – On January 15, it will be from 07:15 am to 08:07 am.

  • Monday – After five years, Makar Sankranti is falling on Monday. In such a situation, you will receive the blessings of Lord Shiva along with the Sun.

One attains salvation by bathing in the holy river Ganga.

Taking a bath in the holy river Ganga on the day of Makar Sankranti leads to salvation and attains eternal results, along with this the sins committed in previous births, knowingly or unknowingly, are absolved. According to religious belief, on this day Mother Ganga had incarnated on earth and following King Bhagiratha, she passed through Kapil Muni’s ashram and reached Ganga Sagar. By taking bath and donating on this day, both the world and the next world of a person get improved. Taking bath in Ganga gives auspicious results equivalent to performing 10 Ashwamedha Yagya and donating 1000 cows.

Importance of bathing and donating on Makar Sankranti

On the day of Makar Sankranti, one should take bath and worship the Navagrahas along with the Sun God, after which there is a rule to donate clothes, food and money as per devotion. Donating sesame and khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti is considered very auspicious. The time of donation will be from morning sunrise to sunset. This auspicious time is very auspicious for donating etc. At this time, donate Khichdi, jaggery, black sesame seeds, woolen clothes etc. to the needy. On Makar Sankranti, when the Sun sets Uttarayan, the sun rises for the gods and when the demons set, their night begins. In Uttarayan the days are longer and the nights are shorter.

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