There is a lot of confusion regarding the date of Makar Sankranti. There is confusion over whether Makar Sankranti is on January 14 or January 15.
According to the famous Panchag, Makar Sankranti 2022 should be celebrated on January 14 based on the transit of the Sun.
There is a time difference in the sun’s zodiac change based on the latitude-longitude of different places. It will remain the same illusion that Sankranti should be celebrated on 14th or 15th January.
Most of the Panchangs of other parts of the country, as well as the Panchangs of Varanasi, predict that the change of Sun will be visible on the evening of the 14th, so Sankranti will fall on 15 January without any doubt according to the Panchang of Varanasi.
Sun’s entry into Capricorn marks the beginning of all auspicious activity, including Yagyopaveet, Mundan, Marriages, and Griha Pravesh. The Devprana, who had become powerless during the Dakshinayan journey of the Sun, will gain new energy during this journey and will be able to provide proper results to their devotees and seekers.
Makar Sankranti, a day of bathing
Along with bathing in the sea on this day, people bathe in all the holy rivers, such as Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Namarda, Krishna, Kaveri, etc. Even the donation made on this day has been kept under the Mahadan category.
Chanting, piety, and charity have special significance at all Sankrantis, but at Aries and Makar Sankranti their results are said to be the most effective. This is because Aries Sankranti is the auspicious time of the gods and Makar Sankranti is the day of the gods.
Blankets, clothes, books, Panchangs, etc. are also donated to the needy and to the pundits. In addition to fruits, vegetables, rice, pulses, flour, salt, etc., you may donate other food items to obtain the full benefits of Sankranti. The Puranas say that whatever is possible is blessed by both Vishnu and Sri Lakshmi.
Pilgrims arriving in Prayag on Makar Sankranti
With the entry of the Sun into Capricorn and the combination of the Magha month, this festival signals the beginning of the day of all the gods.
From this day, sixty thousand pilgrimages, rivers, all deities, yakshas, gandharvas, serpents, eunuchs, etc., gathered in the three worlds on the holy confluence of the three worlds, the holy confluence of the holy river Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, for bathing, chanting, and charity. Make your life happy. That is why this festival is called Mahakumbh festival of pilgrimages and deities. According to Matsya Purana, a month’s penance here gives an opportunity to reside in the afterlife for one kalpa (eight billion sixty-four crore years), that is why the seekers also do kalpavas here.
Description of the glory of the sun by Shiva
Describing the glory of the Sun in the great book ‘Karmavipak’ Samhita, which tells the speed of the soul after death, Lord Shiva says to Mother Parvati that Goddess! Brahma Vishnu: Shiva: Shakti: Dev Devo Munishvara, Dhyayanti Bhaskaram Devam Sakshibhutam Jagattraye. Meaning- Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Shakti, Devatas, Yogis, sages and sages, etc., meditate on the Sun, the embodied Lord of the three worlds. The person who bathes in the morning and offers Arghya to the Sun does not feel any kind of planetary defect because out of his thousand rays, the main seven rays are Sushumna, Harikesh, Vishwakarma, Surya, Rashmi, Vishnu, and Sarvabandhu, whose color is violet, blue, sky, green. , yellow, orange, and red. Giving our body new energy and self-power, it quenches our sins while seeing the red sun in the morning ‘Om Suryadev Mahabhaag! Trilokya Timirapa. Mam Purvkritam Papam Kshmyatam Parmeshwarah. By doing Surya Namaskar while reciting this mantra, one gets freedom from the sins committed in the previous birth.