It’s a festive time in India again, many of us are gearing up for celebrating Makar Sankranti. On this day, Sun transits into the zodiac sign of Makar (Capricorn), recognized as a favourable celestial event in the Hindu calendar. The festival is dedicated to Sun, which is also the most important source of energy and is key for life on earth. Makar Sankranti signifies the onset of summer and six months period, known as Uttarayan.
This special day is commemorated as the harvest festival in different part of India. While it’s referred as Makar Sankranti in Western India, it’s called Lohri in Northern India, Sukarat in Central states, Bihu in the Eastern region, and Pongal in the South.
As this day is coming near, we are getting set to celebrate it in the best possible way. People take a plunge in Ganges or other holy waters, offer prayers to Sun God, offer donations, exchange sweets, particularly the ones made out of sesame seed, with a jaggery base. The practice of dipping into pious rivers, infuses positive energy and eliminates negative energies within us. The spirit behind distributing the sweet is to forget and forgive the enmity and hard feelings of the past, and resolve to make peace and harmonious relations with people. While preparing for Makar Sankranti celebrations, we can add to the purity and positivity of it, by following simple ways shown by Saral Vaastu.
A blend of ancient Indian architecture and wisdom, Saral Vaastu provides simple-to-adopt principles to harmonise the energies within and around you. On this festive occasion, energise your home with the freshness of flowers, burning of incense sticks and ringing of bell in all corners of your house. Distribute sweets with your loved ones and enjoy precious moments with all of them.
Ensure your main door is clutter-free so that the cosmic energy entering your home is unobstructed. Keep your footwear in a closed compartment, so that the negative energies do not impact the peace and harmony of your home. You should be able to celebrate the festival in a joyous and peaceful manner. By following simple-to-adopt principles of Saral Vaastu, you can transform your home energy, to become like that of temple and lead a happy and prosperous life. May you all be able to celebrate Makar Sankranti 2019 with utmost purity and positivity!