Makar Sankranti signifies the transit of Sun in Capricorn/Makar rashi and is falling on 15 January at 02:22 am this year. Punya Kaal would be observed from 07:19 AM to 12:31 PM of 15 January, 2020.
Capricorn sign is owned by Saturn and the arch enmity between Sun and Saturn is very well known. It is believed that on this day, Saturn gave up a prominent part of this enmity towards Sun (Sun being the Father) and respected the movement of his Father in his zodiac sign. In total, the Sun transits to twelve zodiacs in a year and spends one month in each zodiac sign, but this transit/Sankranti is treated as the most auspicious.
Astronomically speaking, Sun turns Uttarayana (Northerly movement) during this Sankranti and follows a positive course i.e. from south to north of the equator. According to Hindu tradition, the six months of Uttarayana (January to June) represent a single day of the Gods. Therefore, all kinds of worship, charity and donations are believed to be more rewarding in nature during this period.
The current Prayagraj Kumbh Mela will also initiate on this day. For those interested in praying and appeasing the Gods, as well as pacifying the nine planets, some of the following activities may be of interest.
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