Rituals in Makar Sankranti Puja and Shani Amavasya Puja

Rituals in Makar Sankranti Puja and Shani Amavasya Puja

According the Hindu Mythology, there are huge number of events that took place, each resulting in a saviour and a destructor. The saviour is generally a part of the deity clan and the destructors are meant to be the devil worshipers. Somewhat similar situations are represented in each of the mythological scenarios which are portrayed in the Bhagwat Geeta and Ramayana. These events have their own significance as followed by the Hindu culture preachers. Preserving these cultures, there are festivals which portray the events from the mythologies. These are celebrated in order to bring peace and harmony in life. Few out of the rest are as mentioned below:

Makar SankrantiPuja

 This is a festivity that marks the beginning of spring and the end of the winter. As per the Hindu Solar Calendar, 1st of Magh is this particular day. It symbolizes the joy of harvesting new crops for the farmers. This is a festival devoted to the Sun God, the God of divinity and wisdom. Makar symbolizes the zodiac sign, Capricorn. So this is a transition time of the sun to Capricorn. On this day, people fly kites. The South Indian people celebrate Pongal on this day. On this day various ceremonies are held along with worshipping of God with a large number of rules and regulations are followed as per the Hindu culture. This day is considered to come every year on the same day with few exceptional years. For example, on 2015 it was held on January 14th whereas on 2017 it was held on January 15th. But Makar Sankranti Puja 2017 is to be held on January 14th itself, that is, on the same date as 2016. This is a festival that is considered to be the end of the dark phase that started off from mid-December and the beginning of a brighter phase from where every auspicious occasion can be scheduled.

 Shani Amavasya Puja

According to the Hindu tradition, this day is considered to hold a very important cultural significance. The Amavasya is generally considered to be one of the most inauspicious or unfortunate day but in case it falls on a Saturday, it becomes a fortunate day. On this day,

People with Shani dosh or Sadesati or Mahadasha or Kaala Sarpa dosha or Pitra dosha are supposed to  worship the Shani devta with full devotion in order to remove every dosha or bad influences in life. This day is also considered to be a day when various rituals are performed for the peace of the souls of the dead ancestors. Thus, performing Shani Amavasya Puja on this day does not only remove bad effects on life but also bring in happiness and prosperity thereby removing every fear in life. This day is observed on the Jyestha month according to the Indian Purnimant calendar whereas according to the South Amavasyant calendar it falls during the Vaishakha month. Shani Amavasya Puja 2017 is supposed to be held on 25th May 2017 according to the Lunar Calendar.

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Jan, 05 2017 01:23 pm