Makar Sankranti 2022: According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Makar Sankranti is the last festival of Paush month. After this festival the winter starts to subside. It is the beginning of spring. Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year on 14 January. On this day the Sun will leave from Sagittarius and enter Capricorn. The reason for transiting in Capricorn is called Makar Sankranti.
kite flying tradition
There is a tradition of flying kites on the day of Makar Sankranti. People are seen flying colorful kites on the terraces and grounds. The belief of flying kites is related to Makar Sankranti. Behind this lies the secret of good health. In fact, the sunlight received from the sun on Mankar Sankranti has health benefits. Scientifically speaking, on this day the sun’s rays are like nectar for the body, which helps in curing various diseases.
Cough, cold and infectious diseases occur during the winter season. The sun rises on the day of Makar Sankranti. The rays act as medicine for the body by going into the sun’s descent. For this reason, by flying kites on the day of Makar Sankranti, the body remains in contact with the rays of the sun.
Lord Rama had flown kites
According to beliefs, Lord Rama flew kites with his brothers and Hanuman on the day of Makar Sankranti in Tretayuga. Since then the tradition of flying kites on Makar Sankranti started. Bathing, worship and charity are of great importance on this day. According to Jyotishacharya, this time Makar Sankranti is starting in Rohini Nakshatra. This constellation is considered auspicious. Simultaneously, Brahma Yoga and Anandadi Yoga are being formed, which are considered to be fruitful.
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