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Karka Sankranti 2024 : Dates, Significance, Puja Vidhi & Fast Rituals

Significance of Kark Sankranti

Sankranti is the term for the Sun’s transit from one sign of the zodiac to another. The southern part of Lord Surya’s head begins on Karka Sankranti. Karka Sankranti is the first of six months of Dakshinayana. Karka Sankranti is the equivalent of Makar Sankranti and has significance for helping others. During this six-month period, it is thought that the gods go to sleep.

On this day, worshippers honor the Lord and ask for his blessings while keeping a fast in remembrance of Mahavishnu. Dev Shayani occurs exactly during Karka Sankranti. Giving food and clothing on this day is thought to have great benefits. Karka Sankranti will be observed this year on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Let’s now learn some interesting facts about Karka Sankranti.

Karka Sankranti 2024 Muhurat

Karka Sankranti is a time to give to the father and practice charity. In addition to worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day, followers also do acts of charity and provide service to the ancestors. The period around Karka Sankranti is seen to be auspicious for charitable donations. Karka Sankranti Punya Kaal, also known as Karka Sankranti Mahapunya Kaal, is the appropriate time frame for charitable giving. The beliefs state that the donations and acts of generosity we do during this time will produce several benefits quickly. The Punya Kaal and Mahapunya Kaal timings for Karka Sankranti 2024 are listed here.

Festival Timings
Karka Sankranti Punya Kaal 06:11 AM to 11:29 AM
Duration 05 Hours 18 Mins
Karka Sankranti Maha Punya Kaal 09:23 AM to 11:29 AM
Duration 02 Hours 06 Mins
Karka Sankranti Moment 11:29 AM

The Significance of Karka Sankranti

Karka Sankranti marks the beginning of the monsoon season, which starts the phase of agricultural activities. It is needless to say that agriculture is an important source of income for millions and millions of people in our country. Dakshinayana ends with Makar Sankranti, and Uttarayan commences thereafter. During the four months of Dakshinayana, people worship Lord Vishnu. Those who wish to perform Pitru Tarpan for their ancestors wait for Karka Sankranti to perform rituals that can offer peace to the departed souls.

Karka Sankranti Puja Vidhi

From the day of Karka Sankranti, Lord Sun begins to shower blessings on his devotees by becoming Dakshinayan. According to the beliefs, the day of Devshayani Ekadashi coincides with this Karka Sankranti, the deity, mainly Lord Vishnu, who goes to sleep for four months. In these four months, performing various tasks is prohibited, but the worship of Lord Vishnu during this time invites a lot of merits. Let us know the worship method for Kark Sankranti 2024.

  • First of all, wake up early in the morning, and complete all your daily activities. In fact, ideally, one should take a bath in a holy river, pond or pool.
  • After bathing, one should offer Arghya to Lord Sun and chant Surya Mantra.
  • Thereafter, worship Lord Vishnu and chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra. It brings peace and good fortune to the devotees.
  • It is believed that on this day, people should make all kinds of donations, including grains, clothes and oil, especially to Brahmins.
  • Along with Lord Vishnu, Sun God is also worshipped on Karka Sankranti to attain health and prosperity.
  • One should avoid beginning anything new or important on this day, as this day is not conducive for other tasks but only for worship, meditation, charity and service.

The Astrological significance of Karka Sankranti

The Sun is in the sign of Cancer during Karka Sankranti. 12 Zodiac signs are traversed by Lord Surya during a Hindu year. However, Makar and Karka Sankranti are regarded as the two most significant of these 12 Sankrantis. Astrological calculations indicate that the Sun turns Uttarayan during its transit through Capricorn. Astrological calculations indicate that the fire element is predominant during the Sun’s Uttarayan voyage. This indicates that as the Sun enters Capricorn, your days are longer and you have more energy to work with.

Karka Sankranti is the opposite of or equal to it. Astrological calculations indicate that the water element is dominant when the Sun turns Dakshinayan on the day of Karka Sankranti. Negative or demonic energies become successful in the environment because of the water element’s supremacy. As a result, it is forbidden to undertake any new or fortunate labor for four months after Karka Sankranti.

With Ganesha’s Grace,
Dharmesh Joshi
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team