Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival that inaugurates a bountiful harvest and the beginning of longer days. A fest that celebrates the solar cycle. Makar Sankranti usually falls on the 14th or 15th of the Gregorian month of January. Since it follows the solar calendar, the date may shift by a day.
Makar Sankranti 2021 – What Are Its Astrological Aspects
The holy festival is devoted to the observance of the sun deity, Surya. It observes the first day of the sun’s passage into the Makar rashi, or the zodiac sign of Capricorn. Makar Sankranti marks the completion of the month with the winter solstice. From this day onwards, the days lengthen in time, marking the end of winter.
Makar Sankranti 2021 – Date, Time, and More
Makar Sankranti will fall on 14th January in 2021. The sun will shift away from the Southern Hemisphere. It will pass over the Tropic of Capricorn and shine its rays on the Northern Hemisphere. The days will begin to last longer in the nights. Makar Sankranti announces the arrival of spring and celebrations are held in the form of kite-flying, sharing of sweetmeats, worship of Lord Shani, etc.
Makar Sankranti is a massive cause for celebration in the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It is celebrated in the Indian states under different names. It is popular as Ppoush Pangkranti in West Bengal, Lohri in Punjab, Makaravillaku in Kerala, Suggi Habba in Karnataka on.
Makar Sankranti is the light at the end of a long and cold winter. It nourishes and revitalizes crops and fields.
Astrological significance of Makar Sankranti in 2021
The muhurta, that is, the auspicious moment when Makar Sankranti begins at 08:30 a.m. Punya Kala will strike at 08:30 a.m. and last till 05:46 p.m. for 9 hours and 16 minutes. Maha Punya Kala will last for 1 hour and 45 minutes between 08:30 a.m to 10:15 a.m.
Makar Sankranti is a significant astrological event. Many compelling astrological connotations surround this propitious ceremony. During Makar Sankranti, the uttarayan or northward movement of the sun considerably diminishes the evil influence of Shani or Saturn. Astrologically, this is a beneficial period because the movement curtails the negative effects of both the planet Saturn and the sun.
Makar Sankranti in 2021 is especially significant since a stellium event is going to take place. Four heavenly bodies, the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn will transit in Capricorn this month.
The shift of the Sun symbolizes the advantageous shift from darkness and cold to light and warmth. People put sesame seeds in sweets to invoke the good luck that the sun emits at this time. This is a time of new beginnings. It is an excellent time to reinvent who you are. Besides. this period is important for sages and priests as it signifies the time for new decisions in their spiritual journey.
Makar Sankranti is a time for get-togethers and new beginnings. Moreover, families celebrate together and remember good times and hope for a better future and harvest. It is a festival that brings people together and celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country. So, time to cherish the festival!