Makar sankranti is a special and religious day of Hindu society. It is the day when the glorious Sun God of Hindu begins its ascendancy and entry into the northern hemisphere. This Sankranti very famous festival and is celebrated in all most all parts of the country with great devotion. It signifies an event where the God Sun to remind their children that “Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya” means “you go higher & higher to more & more light and never be darkness.
Astrological significance of Makar Sankranti
There is an astrological significance of makar Sankranti. Makar means Capricorn and sankranti means transition. There is a sankrati every month when the sun passes from one sign of the zodiac to the next. There are twelve signs in the zodiac and there are twelve Sankranti as well. Each Sankranti has its own importance but two of these are more important. One is the Mesh sankranti and another is Makar sankranti.
The transition of the sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is known as Makar sankranti. Basically, the traditional Indian calendar based on lunar position but Sankranti is a solar event so the date of the festival keeps changing the English calendar is always the same 14th January. It celebrated in the Hindu calendar month of Magha. So this day is sure a good luck day to start your journey for the good life….