India is a culturally rich and diverse country. That is why it is called ‘the land of various religions’.
People around the country celebrate festivals with each other irrespective of caste, creed, religion. That is why we follow the mantra of Unity in Diversity and live with peace and harmony.
Due to its cultural and religious diversity, many festivals are celebrated here throughout the year. One of these festivals is Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi.
Makar Sankranti is a Hindu Harvest festival that is celebrated not only in India but also in some foreign countries where the Hindu population resides.
It is celebrated with joy and happiness. Basically, the purpose behind the celebration of this festival is to express our thanksgiving towards the God of the Sun and animals.
The meaning of Makar Sankranti is movement or transmigration of the Sun in Capricorn or Makar Zodiac from Dhanu Rashi or Sagittarius Zodiac.
This process marks the end of the harsh winter season and the onset of the sunny and pleasant spring or summer season in India, which is the symbol of abundance and prosperity.
Let’s have a look at the details regarding this one of the beautiful celebrations:
Makar Sankranti 2022 Date, Time & Muhurat
This Hindu Harvest season is said to be the first Hindu festival of the year, according to the Gregorian Calendar.
It is celebrated around two weeks after the New Year. Although every year it is celebrated on January 14, in the leap year it occurs on January 15.
This year, it will be celebrated on January 14. On this day, Punya Kaal will start at 02:43 PM and end up at 05:45 PM, taking a total time of 3 hours and 2 minutes.
Mahapunya Kaal will start at 02:43 PM and end at 04:28 PM on the same day, taking a total time of 1 hour 45 minutes. The Sankranti time is 02:43 PM for that day.
How Do We Celebrate Makar Sankranthi?
People from different states of India celebrate different harvest festivals that concur with Makar Sankranti. The names must be different, but the purpose of the celebration is the same everywhere.
In North India, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, people make a rice-dish called “Khichdi”. They welcome the festival by worshiping Lord Sun and castles. In North India, it is also known as Khichdi Sankranti.
In Bihar, people take holy baths in the sacred rivers such as Ganga and Yamuna and make various sweet dishes.
In Punjab, the harvest season is called Lohri. People celebrate it by lighting a bonfire in the evening. They gather around the sacred bonfire and perform the native dance called Bhangra.
In the same way, this harvest festival is called Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Magh/Bhogali Bihu in Assam, and some parts of Tripura.
Happy Makar Sankranti 2022 Images, Quotes, Wishes
This Makar Sankranti, send your warm wishes to your loved ones and wish them A very Happy Makar Sankranti:
- May the God of Sun shower his love and blessings on us… Happy Makar Sankranti to You!!
- May peace and happiness come your way. Wish you and your family A Very Happy Makar Sankranti!!
- May God answer all your prayers… Wish you a very Happy Sankranti
- May God bless you with a good harvest season this year. Happy Sankranti!!
- This Makar Sankranti, I wish you a life full of love, laughter, and gratitude!!
- May the new harvest seasons come up with new beginnings… Happy Makar Sankranti!!
- May the rising sun of Sankranti come with a lot of happiness and good fortune!!
- This Makar Sankranti, Let’s burn all the differences we have for each other, in the bonfire of love!!
- May this Sankranti bring joy, laughter, and prosperity to your life!!
- May the God of the Sun bless you with luck, prosperity, and a bright future!! Happy Makar Sankranti to you and your family!!
This Sankranti, Do spread love and happiness around, and seek the blessings of God. We Wish You A Very Happy Sankranti or Sankranthi!!