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When is the most auspicious day to celebrate Makar Sankranti? Know the Maha Punyakaal also

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Makar Sankranti 2024 Snan Daan: One of the major festivals of Hindus is Makar Sankranti, which falls at the beginning of the new year according to the English calendar. Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated on the entry or solstice of the Sun in Capricorn. Sun enters the zodiac sign of its son Saturn, Capricorn, once a year. According to astrology, the Sun and Saturn are enemy planets. Therefore, the entry of Sun’s enemy planet Saturn in the zodiac sign Capricorn i.e. the day of Makar Sankranti is special to get the blessings of both Sun and Saturn. Also, the sun sets on the day of Makar Sankranti. This year Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 January. Taking a bath and doing charitable activities on the day of Makar Sankranti is very beneficial. Also, there is a tradition of eating khichdi and sesame jaggery on the day of Makar Sankranti. 

Auspicious time of Makar Sankranti

Usually Makar Sankranti festival falls on 14 January but this year Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 15 January. Actually, the Sun has entered Capricorn at 2:54 pm on January 14, 2024. In such a situation, it would be auspicious to celebrate on 15th January 2024 as per Udayatithi. 

Auspicious coincidence on Makar Sankranti 2024 

 Apart from this, after 77 years on Makar Sankranti on January 15, 2024, a very auspicious combination of Variyaan Yoga and Ravi Yoga is also taking place. Also, on this day Mercury and Mars will also be in the same zodiac sign Sagittarius. Along with this, Makar Sankranti falls on Monday, which is also special for getting the blessings of Lord Shiva along with the Sun and Saturn. 

Makar Sankranti bathing, donation, and worship 

Taking a bath in the holy river on the day of Makar Sankranti has great significance. If this is not possible then take a bath at home by mixing water from the holy river. After this, put red flowers and Akshat in a copper pot and offer it to the Sun. During this, chant the Surya Beej Mantra. Then recite a chapter of Srimad Bhagavad or recite Geeta. After bathing, donate food, a blanket, sesame seeds, jaggery, and ghee. Make urad dal and rice khichdi in your meal. Take this prasad after offering it to God. Also, donate Khichdi.