Some of the talks are here for reference. Generally makar sankranti falls on 14 January, and is called Makar Sankranti or other names in the Indian subcontinent. Alongside this, before a day of Makar Sankranti, Lohri is celebrated in the state of Haryana and Punjab majorly. This also marks the inception … During this phase, Sun forgets its anger towards Saturn, thus signifying the importance of relationships. Maghe Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in Madhesh and Tharuhat of Nepal. Of the twelve sankrantis, Makara Sankranti on January 14th is the most significant; the sun passes through the winter solstice, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn (Makar). The Astronomy behind Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is symbolic of the change of planetary houses that the Sun makes by shifting from Saggitarius to Capricorn during this time of the year. On Makar Sankranti day, 14th January, the sun … Due to the popularity of Makar Sankranti, most of the time people call it just Sankranti. We witness cosmic, astronomical harmony and prayerfully honor this scientific Truth. Sun and Saturn are said to be inimical planets. What is Rashi - A constellation or group of stars, that never changes their position relative to others i.e. India celebrates the festival of Makar Sankranti in different regions with different names in India. However, on this day Sun enters the house of Saturn (Lord of Capricorn sign) and stays for a month with his son. Astronomical Events Part 1 by Dr. Abhay Deshpande Read More If you use these talks, please give credit to the author. Makar Sankranti 2020- Celebration Across India. There are 12 Rashis & 27 Nakshtras. The six months of northern movement of the sun is followed by six months of southern movement. Although Indian festivals are based on the lunar calendar, Makar Sankranti follows the solar calendar and hence is usually celebrated on the same day every year. Khagol Mandal Activities TALKS DOWNLOAD On May 11, 2020 by Abhay Deshpande. We recently took Online Course of Astronomy in two batches and the response was tremendous. Makar Sankranti is very important both Astrologically and Astronomically. Makar Sankranti: Marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi on its celestial path, and the six-month Uttarayana period.
Makara Sankranti is also called as Uttarayana – the day on which the sun begins his northward journey The traditional Indian calendar is based on lunar positions, Sankranti is a solar event. According to the Hindu astronomy, on Makar Sankranti, the sun enters the Makara rashi (Capricorn). The day of Sankranti is dedicated to Lord Surya (i.e. Jyotisha is one of the 6 veda angas that deals with astronomy, fixing of auspicious time and what we know today as 'astrology' - predicting events based on planetary positions at birth (Jataka / Janma Patrika) Today I explain the astronomy part. Sun God) and this day is considered significant to worship Surya Deva. Astrology And Astronomy Behind Makar Sankranti.
The date of Makar Sankranti remains constant over a long term, 14 … Although there are twelve Sankranti in Hindu calendar but Makar Sankranti is the most significant among all Sankranti(s) due to its religious significance.