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Makara Sankranthi Pooja is performed for gaining the blessings of Sun god, the life fostering god of good fortune and wisdom. This pooja is believed to correct ill effect of Shani Graha on one's horoscope.
Religious Significance of Makar Sankranti Pooja
Makar Sankranti is considered auspicious because on this day sun proceeds into the Makar Rashi.
- It is considered as a most favorable time for seeking Sun god's blessings.
When Can the Makar Sankranti Pooja be Performed?
- This pooja has to be performed on the day of Makar Sankranti which mostly falls on the 14th of January every year.
Advantages of Performing Makar Sankranti Pooja
- Cleanses an individual of sins and ensures a blessed afterlife in heaven.
- Success in granted in personal and professional endeavors.
Makar Sankranti Pooja FAQ'S
What is Makara Sankranti puja?
Makar Sankranti festival is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism, and it is considered as the land of the festival in the country. This festival is celebrated to invite the god sun. This day falls in the first month of the year in January. However, it depends on the cycle of Sun, it falls on January 15th, but generally, it falls on 14th January.
Describe the Makar Sankranti?
Makar Sankranti is the festival of delicacies and togetherness. Makar Sankranti festival remains incomplete without the kite flying activity. Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the country with different names and customs in every state. Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Uttrayan in Gujarat, Maghi in Punjab and Haryana, Poush Sankranti in Bengal, etc.
Is it true? Does all-region celebrate Makar Sankranthi?
Yes, Every region celebrates the festival with their respective customs, but the aim of the festival remains the same as to spread togetherness and joy.
Why do we perform Makar Sankranti?
This festivity follows to revere the god of the sun. It marks the transition to the maker or Capricorn zodiac sign.
What is meant by the Makar Sankranti?
‘Makar’ means Capricorn and ‘Sankranti’ means transition, so ‘Makar Sankranti’ means the transition of the sun into the Capricorn of the zodiac, which is believed as one of the most auspicious occasion as per Hinduism and welcomed by the people with lots of celebration and festivities.
What is the significance of Makar Sankranti?
However, the transition of the sun into Capricorn or ‘Uttrayan’ is of spiritual significance and it is believed that taking a dip in holy rivers like Ganga helps to remove our all past sins and makes our soul pure and sacred. Which signifies the increase of the spiritual light and decrease of materialistic darkness.
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Makara Sankranthi Puja is performed to gaining the blessings of Sun god. This festival falls in January and is also called a Harvest festival. During this time farmers get the grains from the field as a celebration of wealth this festival is celebrated.
According to the Hindu ritual the Sun changes his position and starts from North i.e Uttarayana kalam starts from the Makara Sankranthi festival.
Sankalpam( The Testimony of The Vedic Vidhi)
The word Sankalpam indicates the Vedic astrology of Panchang, place, time, day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam, and Karanam. These are recited to the three trinities of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Vedic Vidhi recites for the current Vedic year and the Vedic name of the subcontinent and other significant elements. At the end of the Sankalpa needs family members Name, Gotra, Zodiac sign, Birth star to recite as a part of the puja and to get the blessings from the Lord Maha Ganapati, Navagrahas, family deity (kula devata), Grama devata and Ishta devata (favorite god one’s choice). So the first procedure is to invoke blessings from the deity.
The Ganapati puja is considered as an auspicious for all the ceremonies while starting the puja. By doing Ganapathi puja, you will get free from obstacles, hurdles in life. It acquires materialistic, spirituality in life.
16 common offerings to the Deity during worship
Dhyana – Meditating
Aavaahana – Inviting the deity into the altar.
Asana – Giving a seat to the deity
Paadya – Washing the deity’s feet with pure water.
Arghya – to wash hands and mouth.
Aachamana – Offering drinking water to the Deity.
Snaana – Bath the deity idol with turmeric water, milk, curd, sugar, water.
Vasthra – Offering Clothes to the deity
Yagnopaveetha – Offering the thread to wear from his right shoulder
Gandha – apply sandalwood paste(mixed with water) on the forehead and shoulders to the deity
Pushpa – Offering fresh flowers while chanting the deity’s names.
Dhoop – Spreading fragrance to the altar.
Deepa –offering a Diya to illuminate the surrounding decorated deity.
Naivedya – offering food to the deity.
Taambula – Offering betel nut and leaves with fruits.
Harathi - offering Harathi by lighting camphor
The word Punya Vachanam gives clarity of the clean ritual by invoking the blessings from the Lord Varuna (the lord of water) along with sacred rivers of the country namely Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Cavery. The tirtha mantras are recited where the Punya Vachanam is performed, and their all the five elements are,
Jal - water
Vayu - air
Prithvi - earth
Agni - fire
Akasha - sky or space
By the chanting of Vedic mantras related to Lord Varuna, the place will be purified, where the positive energy is being retained in the pot and Punyavachana can be performed.
Navagrahas are nine planets and each planet governs a specific element (five elements) in the life cycle, so the certain specified planetary combinations in the horoscope give both malefic effects and good effects.
The beneficial effects are taken into consideration of the particular planet individually and also in their combination, generally to rectify or to neutralize the evil effect of the planets. During Navagraha puja chanting of mantras is replaced continuously.
To remove the malefic effects of the planets this Navagraha puja can be performed. During this puja one will get blessings from Adidevata (subordinate lord of the planet), ‘Prathana Devata’ (main deity of the planet).
The Kalasa puja can be done with the help of a copper vessel. Place the Kalasa, fill it with water, a coin and nine types of grains. In red cloth, one can tie the coconut. Then, coconut is placed on the top of Kalasa with mango leaves. By doing this procedure, Kalasa puja can be finished.
Purohit does puja to the Deity with Ashotathara(108) names of particular God or Goddess. Before performing ashtotaram he does Archana with Tithi, devotee name, birth star, Gothram, and also with family member names for the welfare of the entire family. Purohit offers coconut, incense stick, Banana, Flower to God and Goddess to get blessings.
After performing the puja, Purohit offers Naivedya to God and completes the Shodashopachara Puja.
The Naivedyam which is offered to God is called Prasadam and is distributed to the devotees. In Hindu, culture Prasadam has given more importance, as it flourishes life full of prosperity and well being. People who are unable to go temple can also have prasadam to get the benefits of puja.
Maha Mangal Aarti
The Astavedha Seva is done along with the Vedic chants. The camphor Aarti, flowers, and akshatha is offered after the completion of puja.
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