Makar sankranti festival
Makar sankranti festival is celebrated every year on 14 Jan. It is one of the most propitious occasions celebrated in almost all parts of the country bringing favorable fortuity and good luck to all. The festival is celebrated in several names, variety of traditions are witnessed on this festival in different states. The Sun transits from Sagittarius zodiac to Capricorn during the winter solstice is known as Makar Sankranti. This journey of Sun traveling northwards (from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana) is very sacred and auspicious. Taking sacred dip in the Holy River, praying the deity, fasting and giving daan or charity are considered extremely holy deeds on “Sankranti”. Makar Sankranti is also known as “Khichadi” (named on a dish made from rice and lentils).This very dish i.e. khichadi gives relief from many ‘graha doshas’ if eaten on Makar Sankranti.
Shri satyanarayana katha/puja
Vamtantra conducts Shri Satyanarayana katha/puja during Makar Sankranti for each individual and families to appease Lord Mahavishnu. Prayers are offered to Lord Mahavishnu to achieve one’s aim and fulfillment of desires. Individuals who are interested to carry out this ‘patha'(way) of Shri Satyanarayana katha/puja on each monthly Sankranti are advised that Makar Sankranti is the beginning of yearly Sankranti puja which is then after conducted every month on Sankranti day and lamps are lit on intersections, under Peepal trees, in temples etc. Makar Sankranti day is considered to be day of Lord Saligrama- “the divine incarnation of Mahavishnu” and Lord Sun.
Significance of Makar Sankranti on father and son relationship
A contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous family is characterized by successful and strong bonding between the members. Conflict in father and son’s relationship, can be a major cause of agitation in family. It is best to solve it before the situation is grave.
This is the best period to bring harmony in graying relationships, where the Sun transits from zodiac sign Sagittarius to Capricorn, which means that Sun goes to the house of Capricorn for one month. The planetary Lord of Capricorn is Saturn. Saturn being the son of Sun means that the father stays in the son’s house for a month. It is well known that in planetary position Sun and Saturn are in opposition to each other. Irrespective of that Saturn respecting Sun as a father gives due respect and facilitates him in all possible ways while the father’s stay and otherwise also.Vamtantra advices to conduct ‘Makar Sankranti’ Surya and Shani pujan to bring harmonious relation between father and son.
Problems due to malefic Sun
- Decline in name and fame.
- Loss of position and status.
- Loss of job/career.
- Lack of confidence.
- Loss of ancestral property.
- Father and son conflict
- Heart diseases.
- Blood pressure.
- Skin diseases.
Surya Graha puja Benefits
- To have healthy heart and good health.
- To make a favorable situations / positions.
- To obtain excellent career and growth in service.
- To glorify name and fame.
- To minimize the malefic effect of afflicted sun.
- To create harmonious relation between father and son.
- For excellent results and higher education of students.
Surya puja and Shani graha shanti puja
One should perform Makar Sankranti puja for strong bonding between father and son. Along with Surya puja, the Shani graha puja should also be performed on the auspicious day of Maker Sankranti to have harmonious relation between father and son.
This puja is also recommended for the individuals undergoing Surya Mahadasa and Shani Antardasa or vice-versa. People having retrograde Surya and Shani in their horoscope are advised to go for above mentioned pujas on the auspicious occasion of the upcoming Makar Sankranti.