Todays Vedic Panchang 14/01/2023, Makar Sankranti Festival

Vedic Panchang

🌤️ Date – 14 January 2023
🌤️ Day – * Saturday
🌤️ Vikram Samvat – 2079
🌤️ Shak Samvat-1944
🌤️ Ion – Dakshinayan
🌤️ Season – Shishir Rutu
🌤️ Month – Magh (Paush month according to Gujarat and Maharashtra)
🌤️ Side – Krishna
🌤️ Date – Saptami till 07:22 pm, then Ashtami
🌤️ Nakshatra – Hasta till 06:14 PM and then Chitra
🌤️ Yoga – Atigand till 12:034 noon and then Sukarma
🌤️ Rahukaal – from 10:03 am to 11:25 am
🌞 Sunrise – 07:19
🌦️ Sunset – 18:15
👉 Directional – in the east direction
🚩 Vrat festival details – Dhanurmas ends
🔥 Special – Eating palm fruit on Saptami increases disease and destroys the body. (Brahmavivarta Purana, Brahma Khanda: 27.29-34)

🌷 Uttarayan / Surya Mantra 🌷
🙏🏻 Chant this. That Brahmavetta becomes free from great disease and fear, poverty and sin.
🌞 The basic mantra of Sun God is —
🌷 Om Hran Hrin Sah Suryaya Namah.
🙏🏻 This comes in Padma Purana….
🌞 Surya Namaskar increases oj, sharpness and intelligence.
🌷 Om Surya Namah.
🌷 Om Ravaye Namah.
🌷 Om Bhanve Namah.
🌷 Om Khagay Namah.
🌷 Om Arkay Namah.
🙏🏻 By doing Surya Namaskar, a man becomes vigorous, bright and strong, Pranayama is also done in this.
💥 Special-15 January 2023 Sunday is Makar Sankranti (Punyakaal: from sunrise to sunset).

🕉️ Makar Sankranti 🕉️
15 January 2023 Sunday

This year the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

This is the festival of worship of Sun, when Sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius, Kharmas also ends and all auspicious works begin.
According to the Puranas, Makar Sankranti leads to Sun Uttarayan and in such auspicious coincidence, bathing, charity, chanting mantras and sun worship on Makar Sankranti gives more virtue than the charity done on other days.

  • Punya and great virtue of Makar Sankranti Time-:*

Entry of Sun in Capricorn-:
Saturday 14 January 2023
Will enter Capricorn at 08.51.

Time of Punya Kaal-:
Sunday, January 15, 2023
07:17 am – 05:45 pm

Time of Maha-Punya Kaal-:
Sunday, January 15, 2023
07:17 am – 09:00 am

Duration - 01 hour 42 minutes

🔯 Importance of Punya-Mahapunya period-:
Punya and Mahapunya period have special importance on Makar Sankranti. It is a religious belief that from this day the doors of heaven open. In the holy and great times of Makar Sankranti, bathing in the Ganges, worshiping the sun, donating, chanting mantras wash away the sins of the person’s births.

On the day of Makar Sankranti, one should take bath in a holy river first thing in the morning, if this is not possible, take a bath by adding some Ganges water to your bath water.

Sun worship—:
After bathing in the morning, the rising Sun Narayan should be offered water mixed with water, jaggery, red flowers, rose leaves, kumkum, Akshat etc. in a copper vessel.

Chanting Gayatri Mantra–:
After worshiping the Sun, one should chant the Gayatri Mantra by sitting on a seat for some time, also worship your favorite deities.

Donation for Cow—:
After getting up from worship, do take out some donation for the cow like jaggery, fodder etc.

Remember the ancestors too:
Don’t forget to pay obeisance to your forefathers on this day, do take out some donation for them too.
It is also auspicious to make offerings to ancestors on this day. This gives the blessings of the ancestors.

Donation for poor and needy-:
On this day, donate food grains, sesame seeds, jaggery, rice, moong, wheat, clothes, blankets to the poor and needy. By doing this, the grace of Shani and Surya Dev is received.

Keep in mind the traditions as well-:
Different regions have different traditions in celebrating the festival of Makar Sankranti, so you should take care of your traditions as well. That is, celebrate the festival of Makar Sankranti according to your regional customs.
🌷 Makar Sankranti 🌷
🌷 According to Narada Purana
“Makarsthe Ravau Ganga Yatra Kutravagahita. Punati Snanpanadyarnayantindrapuram Jagat.
🌞 Wherever a bath is taken in the Ganges while the sun is in Capricorn, it purifies the whole world through bathing etc. and finally reaches Indralok.
🌷 According to Srishti Khand of Padmapuran, one should bathe in Makar Sankranti. This gives the fruit of ten thousand cows. Tarpan, donation and worship of God done at that time is renewable.
🌷 According to Garudpuran, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, lunar eclipse and solar eclipse, it is rare in all the three worlds to go to Gayathirth and offer Pind Daan.
👉🏻 On the day of Makar Sankranti, Lord Surya (milk, curd, ghee) to get Lakshmi and get rid of diseases, Lord Surya to get rid of calamities and enemies, Lord Shiva with sesame-jaggery, clothes to get fame and knowledge, knowledge etc. Since then Devguru Brihaspati should be worshiped in Mahapunyakal / Punyakal.
👉🏻 On the day of Makar Sankranti, use of sesame (both white and black) and donation of sesame is especially beneficial. Especially sweets made from sesame and jaggery like Revdi, Gajak etc. Sesame seeds should also be mixed in the bath water in the morning.
🌷 According to Vishnu Purana, Second part: Chapter: 8
Cancer-based Bhanau Dakshinayanamuchyate. उत्त्रायान्म्प्युक्तं मकरस्थे दिवकरे।
🌞 When Sun is present in Cancer, it is called Dakshinayan and when it enters Capricorn, it is called Uttarayan.
According to Dharmasindhu
Tiltailen Deepash Deya: Shivgriha Shubha. forty seven