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Meena Sankranti: Know the Significance and Importance of Meena Sankranti

Meena Sankranti: Know the Significance and Importance of Meena Sankranti

Meena Sankranti is a significant festival of Hindus, there are 12 Sankranti in a yr like 12 months. Meena Sankranti can be one of them. Meena Sankranti is well known as the solstice of the last month of the year. It's the last month of the year according to the Hindu Panchag.

Meena Sankranti is celebrated on the occasion of Sun's transition to Meena rashi. The Sun changes its place every month and enters from one zodiac to another. When the zodiac sign goes, the same day is celebrated as the Sankranti of that month. In South India, Meena Sankranti is named 'Meena Sankraman'.

Like all different  Sankranti, donating on this Sankranti can be considered to be of particular significance. It's believed that donating land on this present day brings happiness in life and brings happiness and prosperity. Few states of India like Punjab, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have a good time Meena Sankranti at the beginning of each month. Whereas in Andhra Pradesh this festival is well known in the latter part of every month.

Significance of Meenaa Sankranti

Meena Sankranti has been discussed in the scriptures. This present-day just isn't only considered auspicious from a religious point of view, however is also considered to be practical. Due to Meenaa Sankranti, the motion of the Sun is shifting towards Uttarayana, in the Uttarayana period the Sun appears to rise in the direction of the north and the time of day increases in it, which increases the days and the nights are shorter and new life starts in nature.

At this time the environment and air are also clear, in such a way, Dev worship, meditation, yoga, worship reinforce body, mind, and intellect. As a result of the shortening of nights, negative powers also lower and energy is gained in the day. Donation, bathing, and so on. is considered very auspicious throughout this pious period.

Punya Kaal can be taken to bathe in pilgrimage or religious places. Worship of Meena Sankranti is a sacred festival of worship worshiping the Sun, which gives power to body, mind, and soul.

Meena Sankranti Puja Vidhi

  • It's believed that bathing in holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, and so on. 
  • on this day remove the sins of birth after birth. 
  • On this day it's considered extremely auspicious to chant and donate Vedic mantras. 
  • On this day, take a bath in a holy river at dawn. If this isn't possible, then take a bath by mixing Ganga water in water at home. 
  • Greet the Sun God while bathing and pray for good health from him. 
  • Go to the temple on this day and see God or worship God at home with incense, lamps, fruits, flowers, sweets, and so on. 
  • After this, donate food, clothes and other useful items to the Brahmins and the needy. Donating land on this day is considered particularly auspicious. 
  • On this day, almost all the temples are decorated with flowers very beautifully and lamps are lit. 
  • On this present day, the sins of all births are removed by charity and virtuous deeds. Meena Sankranti is celebrated with great enthusiasm in different parts of the country, especially in Odisha.

Donation on Meena Sankranti

Donating particular things on a specific day of Meena Sankranti is considered very auspicious. Most individuals think about this day to be the day to receive divine blessings. The day of Meena Sankranti is considered a really auspicious day to do charity.

On the day of Meena Sankranti, charity has great significance. Due to this fact, on this day, the Brahmins and the needy should donate food, clothes, and so on. Donating land on the day of Meena Sankranti increases happiness and prosperity.

Malamas begins on the day of Meena Sankranti. Therefore, Mangalik works like naming, beginning of learning, Upanayan ceremony, marriage ceremony, Grih Pravesh and so on. are considered restricted during the period of Malamas. Due to this fact, one shouldn't do these auspicious works.

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