Why is Makar Sankranti celebrated on 14th January?
The change of Sun’s monthly zodiac sign is called Sankranti. Generally, the public is aware of the Sun’s Makar Sankranti, because charity is done on this day. On this day, the sun rises from Dakshinayan. Sankranti is considered alive.
Sankranti is the movement of the sun from one zodiac to another. The period from one solstice to another is a solar month. Although there are 12 Surya Sankranti, four of these Sankranti are important, among which are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Makar Sankranti.
Bathing, charity, and auspicious times have special significance in the auspicious time of Makar Sankranti. Taking jaggery and sesame and taking bath in Narmada at the holy festival of Makar Sankranti is beneficial.
After this, donating jaggery, oil, blanket, fruit, umbrella, etc. in Dan Sankranti gives benefits and results in virtue.
January 14 is a day when good days begin on Earth. This is because the sun starts moving north instead of south.
As long as the sun travels from east to south, the effect of his rays has been considered to be poor, but when he moves from east to north, his rays increase health and peace.
Lord Shri Krishna has also said in the Gita, stating the importance of Uttarayana, that in the auspicious period of six months of Uttarayana, when the Sun God is Uttarayana and the earth remains light, renunciation of the body in this light does not reincarnate the person, such People are attained to Brahman.
In contrast, the earth becomes dark when the sun is south and in this darkness, one has to be born again after renouncing the body.