Makar Sankranti Puja

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Makar Sankranti Puja

Makar Sankranti comes every year on January 14. Makar Sankranti is basically a celebration of a cosmic event and human life. Watch & perform Makar Sankranti Puja with our pray-along-videos. Perform aartis, read about food restriction, importance/significance of Makar Sankranti Puja.

  1. Let’s first collect all puja items.
  2. Then we will do the puja preparation.
  3. Next we will perform the main Makar Sankranti Puja.
  4. We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Makar Sankranti Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Makar Sankranti Puja.

Before doing Makar Sankranti Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Makar Sankranti Puja.

Let’s Perform The Main Makar Sankranti Puja

After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Makar Sankranti Puja.

We Will Conclude Makar Sankranti Puja With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Makar Sankranti Puja to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Makar Sankranti Puja

Makar Sankranti: The Festival of Kite-Flying and Holy Baths

Makar Sankranti, celebrated every year on the 14th of January. Indian traditional calendar is based on lunar position; none of the other major Indian festivals have a fixed date every year. But being a solar event, Sankranti comes every year on January 14. Makar Sankranti is basically a celebration of a cosmic event and human life.

Sankranti’ means the transmigration of the Sun from Dhanu Rashi to Makar Rashi. This special day in mid-January marks the moment when the God Sun (Surya) begins its ascendancy and enters into the northern hemisphere. Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season. This festival has various names all over the country, such as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bhogali Bihu in Assam.

On this day people take bath in the holy Triveni Sangam in the city of Prayag in Allahabad reciting Gayatri Mantra and offer prayers to the sun. Sangam is the point of union of three rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. There is a belief that taking a bath or dip in this sacred Sangam will wash away all sins and also clear the way to heaven. Prepare laddus or other sweets of Till (Sesame seeds) & Gur (Jaggery) and have Khichiri (rice cooked with lentils) for lunch. This stands for inculcating simplicity in your life & habits.

Flying kite is very popular Makar Sankranti traditions. Colorful kites, made of different shapes and sizes, are also flown in many parts.

People donate Khichdi to the poor and needy. Giving some Daan on this day is considered to be auspicious.

Puja Vidhi

Clean the area where the altar is to be set up. This should face the eastern direction if possible. Take early morning oil bath.
Decoration of house with mango leaves, flowers and rangoli.
Arrange the Puja Room get an image or picture of God Surya.
The puja is performed when the Sun enters Makara Rashi. Usually it is performed after sunrise. Break a coconut and place it on a tray along with betel leaves and betel nuts.
Sprinkle some water on the tray. Light the lamp. Usually a lamp with two wicks is lit on Makar Sankranti or two lamps.
Start your prayers by remembering Ganesha. Next pray to your favourite deity or to Lord Surya. If the prayer is to Surya, chant Gayatri Mantra or read Aditya Hridayam.
Place some flowers and rice mixed with turmeric powder before the idol of the deity

Makar Sankranti (The Festival of Kite-Flying and Holy Baths) Makar Sankranti, celebrated every year on the 14th of January. Indian traditional calendar is based on lunar position; none of the other major Indian festivals have a fixed date every year. But being a solar event, Sankranti comes every year on January 14. Makar Sankranti is basically a celebration of a cosmic event and human life. Sankranti’ means the transmigration of the Sun from Dhanu Rashi to Makar Rashi. This special day in mid-January marks the moment when the God Sun (Surya) begins its ascendancy and enters into the northern hemisphere. Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season. This festival has various names all over the country, such as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bhogali Bihu in Assam.

On this day people take bath in the holy Triveni Sangam in the city of Prayag in Allahabad reciting Gayatri Mantra and offer prayers to the sun. Sangam is the point of union of three rivers: the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. There is a belief that taking a bath or dip in this sacred Sangam will wash away all sins and also clear the way to heaven. Flying kite is very popular Makar Sankranti traditions. Colorful kites, made of different shapes and sizes, are also flown in many parts. People donate Khichdi to the poor and needy. Giving some Daan on this day is considered to be auspicious.