Makar Sankranti; the first festival of 2023 is around the corner and unlike other Hindu festivals, we Indians celebrate it every year with great pomp. As we already know Makar Sankranti is a festival of kites however there’s a connection between astrology as well. Makar Sankranti is not just limited to celebrating it with a kite flying competition; so much more to know.
In addition, to let you know the importance of Makar Sankranti astrology as well as how Makar Sankranti 2023 can affect your zodiac sign, we’ve done complete research and gathered all the important details from the best astrologer in Ahmedabad. Read out to know more about Makar Sankranti 2023
The Untold Story of Makar Sankranti:
The festival has immense religious and cultural significance. There are stories hidden behind the Makar Sankranti celebration and even nations celebrate it in their own way.
Chapter 1 Strengthen the Father-Son Bonds
According to the Puranas & Hindu mythology, the festival symbolizes the healthy bond between a father (Lord Surya Dev) and a son (Lord Shani Dev); who is considered as the ruling god of Makar Rashi aka Capricorn Zodiac Sign. As we have heard that there’s a cold war or conflicting relationship going on between both of them but despite the auspicious festival of Makar Sankranti the old grudge fades away and benchmarked the day as the start of new beginnings. Hence, astrologers also indicate that this month will effectively solve the father-son problems by adding sweetness to their bitter life. In fact, sweets are also distributed on this day to celebrate the arising love between the father-son duo.
Chapter 2 Victory of Righteousness Over Impiety
Also, according to popular beliefs, Makar Sankranti celebrates the victory of Lord Vishnu over the Asuras. The legend further narrates how Lord Vishnu ends the menace caused by the Asuras on the earth/Prithvi lok by cutting off their heads and burying them under Mount Mandara. Hence, it symbolizes the victory of Dharma over Adharma.
Chapter 3 The Way of Heaven
One of the famous Makar Sankranti beliefs is our ancestor’s beliefs. In Bhagavad Gita, lord Krishna says whoever leaves their body during the Uttarayan period which starts with Makar Sankranti will attain salvation in the Bhagavad-gītā, verse 8.5, and also mentions whoever services mankind and prays lord will also attain salvation even if they leave their body in Dakshinayan. Furthermore, It is also believed that the great Bhishma pitamah who had got a blessing from his father of wishing death left his body on Sankranti day as it is the start of the Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti period. So, it is believed that the Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti period is the best period to sacrifice the body.
Chapter 4 Bring Happiness in Your Life
Another Makar Sankranti belief is the story of Gangawatran; Ganga and Bhagirath Muni/King Bhagirath. Following Bhagirath pleasing of Shiva, the holy Ganges came to earth on this day to perform Tarpanam to his ancestors. At this point, devotees dip and pray for salvation and happiness in life at the junction of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal, called Ganga Sagar.
Chapter 5 A Day/Week Full of Events
In some places, Makar Sankranti 2023 is going to be celebrated in different versions, which the nation celebrates with joy and happiness, resulting in a day full of events for all. The following are other names for Makar Sankranti.
Uttarayan: The festival of kites & harvesting season in Gujarat.
Pongal: A four-day festival to pay homage to lord Indra for bountiful rain.
Bhogali Bihu: A week-long harvest season celebration in Assam.
Lohri: A harvest festival of Punjab.
Importance of Makar Sankranti Astrology:
Makar Sankranti plays a vital role in astrology, resulting in Makar Sankranti Astrology. Sun and Saturn are said to be inimical planets. However, on this day, Sun enters the house of Saturn (Lord of Capricorn sign) and stays for a month with his son. In fact, Makar Sankranti 2023 will have special significance since Sun and Saturn are going to meet after almost thirty years through the Surya/Sun transit in the Makar Rashi/Capricorn sign. Hence, the transit of Surya in Makar Rashi during Makar Sankranti is considered the most auspicious; resulting in strengthening the relationship. In fact, all zodiac signs get affected when the sun moves from one zodiac to another sign.
Makar Sankranti Horoscope Effects on Other Zodiac Signs:
As per Makar Sankranti Horoscope; Luckily no one will suffer any malefic effect of any planet. Yes, every zodiac sign will be blessed with a little bit of fortune on this day. Since we are now aware of the Surya in Makar Rashi/Capricorn as well as the father-son meeting & their effects. Due to this, all astrology zodiac signs from Aries Makar Sankranti horoscope to Pisces Makar Sankranti horoscope are set to welcome golden opportunities, maintain a good relationship with their partner, and open the doors of happiness & prosperity.
Makar Sankranti Rituals to Get Vedic Astrology Benefits:
The following are Makar Sankranti Ritual that you must do:
– People should offer sweets to each other to add sweetness in speech.
– Worship the lord Sun by chanting Surya Mantra & Gayatri Mantra to erase the malefic effects of the planet.
– Take a bath with sesame seed water to stay away from illness.
– Open the door of happiness & prosperity by donating blankets/food & etc to needy people.
– Offer sesame seed water to lord sun in the early morning.
Makar Sankranti Date, Timing & Muhurat:
The following are Shubh Mahurat for Makar Sankranti 2023 puja:
Makar Sankranti 2023 Date: 14 January 2023
Sankranti Day: Saturday
Punya Kaal: 7:15 AM to 5:46 PM
Maha Punya Kaal: 7:15 AM to 9:00 PM
Observation Date: January 15, 2023
Transit Date: January 14, 2023
Sankranti Moment: 08:57 PM, Jan 14
In the End:
Makar Sankranti 2023 may bring you all the happiness, brightness & abundance in your life. Get in touch with Pandit Pavan Joshiji to know more about personalized horoscope matching 2023.