Makar Sankranti 2023 Date – Its importance, and Makar Sankranti auspicious muhurat timing: The festival of Makar Sankranti is often celebrated on 14 January in every part of the country. On this day, Sun God comes out of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. They worship Lord Suryadev on Makar Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti has great significance in Hinduism. It is celebrated in every part of the country. On this day, people take a bath in holy rivers and donate. Donating on this day gives a person special benefits.
In some states, this festival is also known as Khichdi. According to the scriptures, when the Sun God comes out of one zodiac sign and enters another zodiac, it is called Sankranti.
Often the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14, but many times it also changes. So, it’s important to know on which date Makar Sankranti will take place in the 2023 year.
Exact Date for Makar Sankranti 2023
The exact date of the Makar Sankranti festival is that on January 14, 2022. On this day, the sun god will transit in Capricorn at 08:21 pm and according to the scriptures, the date of the festival is fixed according to Udaya tithi.
According to the Panchang, Revati Nakshatra is on January 14 and on January 15 i.e. Makar Sankranti, a very auspicious combination of Sarvarth Siddhi Yoga, Amritsiddhi Yoga and Rajpad Yoga is being made.
On Makar Sankranti 2023, the auspicious period will be from 5.43 am to 6.56 pm. Maha Punya Kaal will be from 5.43 am to 7.55 pm. The duration of which will be 2 hours 12 minutes. On January 14, the Sun will enter Capricorn, while on the other hand, Mercury and Saturn will already be sitting in Capricorn.
Importance of Makar Sankranti Festival
The day of Makar Sankranti is considered very sacred. Donating on this day yields many times more fruit. On the day of Sankranti, Lord Surya is uttarayan from Dakshinayan. This is the reason why in the winter season, the night is long and the day is short. At the same time, the day starts to be bigger and the night gets shorter.
This festival is a time to thank and pray for all such natural phenomena that are essential in our lives. People worship and thank Lord Surya for all the success and prosperity given to him.
Khichdi is specially prepared on the day of Makar Sankranti and donating yellow-coloured things on this day gives special benefits to the person. On the day of Makar Sankranti, make sure to donate jaggery, sesame or chana dal to a needy person.