Amit Kumar New Delhi: Today is Makar Sankranti. Bathing in holy rivers and lakes on the occasion of Makar Sankranti is considered auspicious. From today on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Magh Mela has started in Prayagraj and Kumbh in Haridwar.
Thousands of policemen are engaged for security at Kumbh and Magh Mela. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are being allowed to come only after screening.
According to astrologers, at 8:30 am today, the sun god entered Capricorn from Sagittarius.
Makar Sankranti starts as soon as Sun God enters Capricorn.
In the evening, it will be auspicious for around 5.46 pm. It is believed that on this occasion, bathing and donating in the holy river, lake or pond, gives manifold merits.
Makar Sankranti is known by different names throughout the country. In North India it is called Makar Sankranti. In Assam, this day is known as Bihu and in South India it is known as Pongal.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen. The special thing is that PM Modi on his official Twitter handle greeted people in four languages. A tweet by PM Modi was done in Hindi language. In this tweet, he has written that 'Many congratulations to the people of Makar Sankranti. I wish Uttarayana Suryadev to infuse new energy and new enthusiasm in everyone's life. '
Along with this, the Prime Minister congratulated the people of the Magh Bihu festival by tweeting many more and wished for happiness and prosperity. He wished Uttarayan to the people of Gujarat.
At the same time, Home Minister Amit Shah has also shared a card on Twitter, congratulating the countrymen on Makar Sankranti. Through this card, he congratulated the people on this auspicious occasion.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted and congratulated the countrymen on this auspicious occasion. He tweeted and wrote, 'Heartiest greetings to all of you on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. This festival brings happiness, prosperity and good health in your life.
Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat is in Tamil Nadu to attend the Pongal festival program. The RSS chief offered prayers at Sri Kadumbadi temple in Chennai this morning and attended Pongal's celebrations.
Let us tell you that the Sun is the only planet in the Navagrahas around which all the planets revolve. This is the light beam that gives life on planets other than Earth. Every year on January 14, the Sun enters Capricorn, which is commonly known as Makar Sankranti. This festival is celebrated at the end of Dakshinayan and the beginning of Uttarayan. There are 12 solstices in the year. But it is considered to be the most important for specific reasons.