Every year Makar Sankranti commemorates the end of the Winter season and the beginning of the new harvest season. So this time it will be observed on January 14th, 2022.
It’s named after Lord Sun. In the Hindu calendar, it also refers to a specific solar day. The sun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn, or Makar, on this auspicious day, signaling the end of the winter months and the start of longer days. This is the first day of Magh’s month. Every 80 years, the day of Sankranti is postponed by one day to compensate for the difference caused by the sun’s movement around the earth. The sun begins its northward trip, or Uttarayan voyage, on Makar Sankranti. As a result, Uttarayan is another name for this celebration.
Makar Sankranti: Historical Significance
Sankranti is worshipped as a god. Sankranti, according to tradition, killed the devil Sankarasur. Karidin or Kinkrant is the day following Makar Sankrant. Devi killed the devil Kinkarasur on this day. Makar Sankranti information is available in Panchang. The Hindu Almanac, the Panchang, has information on Sankranti’s age, form, clothes, direction, and movement.
According to the Panchaang, “the time between Makar Sankranti and 40 Ghatis (approximately 16 hours for Indian locales if we regard 1 Ghati duration as 24 minutes) from the time of Makar Sankranti is considered beneficial for auspicious activity; this duration of forty Ghatis is known as Punya Kaal.”
During Punya Kaal, Sankranti practices such as bathing, presenting Naivedhya (food offered to deity), giving charity or Dakshina, conducting Shraddha rituals and breaking fast or Parana are the chief rituals. All Punya Kaal events are postponed till the next Sunrise if Makar Sankranti falls after Sunset; therefore, all Punya Kaal activities should occur during the day.”
Makar Sankranti Gifts Ideas
Have a look at some gifts & enhance the sweetness in your beautiful relationship.
Chocolates can never go wrong because they convey only sweetness. These are high in antioxidants and are good as a dessert substitute. When you’re celebrating a pleasant occasion like Lohri, Makar Sankranti, or Pongal with close friends, relatives, or family members; chocolates will only add to your joy. These handcrafted gourmet chocolates have a delectable flavor that everyone will enjoy.
Dry Fruits Hamper
Dry fruits are high in antioxidants and fiber, which can help you increase your immune, lower your risk of disease, and lower your bad cholesterol. Giving a dry fruits gift hamper for Pongal and Makar Sankranti to friends and family at any celebration is a fantastic idea. Discover our innovative trays, potlis, and dried fruit combos to delight your family!
A new dinner set is a good idea for a gift for a relative or yourself. We offer food to our families and friends on new dishes in Indian customs. So, as a gift, a new dinner set is a welcoming idea. The dinner sets made of high-quality Vitrelle Glass that are lightweight and long-lasting are the best for gifting.
Plants and their Containers
Makar Sankranti and Pongal are celebrations where people express gratitude to nature for bestowing wealth to humanity. Giving a plant or a planter as a gift is another way to express gratitude to nature. You vow that by adding more plants or gardening accessories into your home, you will replenish the depleted vegetation. Gift green plants or planters to your friends and relatives to show them how much you care.
Flowers and Cake Combo
Festivals are one of those times of the year when a similar thread of emotion brings people together. As a result, we deliver one of the most popular gift alternatives, flowers, and cake, to your doorstep, at Winni.
We understand your preferences and needs, which is why we offer you some of the most beautiful flower arrangements that will make excellent makar Sankranti presents for your loved ones. Aside from these, you can send a lovely cake in wonderful flavours to people who live far away, which will undoubtedly make the occasion more memorable.