Significance Of Kanya Sankranti And Celebrations
Published on September 3, 2019
The duration where the Sun changes its position from one zodiac to the other is known as Sankranti. In South-India Sankranti is called as Sankramanam. During Kanya Sankranti, the Sun moves from Simha Rashi (Leo) to Kanya (Virgo) Rashi. According to the traditional Tamil calendar, this occurs in the month of Purattasi.
Important Dates And Timings Of Kanya Sankranti 2021
Kanya Sankranti Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Punya Kaal Muhurta: September 17, 1:09 PM to 6:25 PM
Maha Punya Kaal Muhurta: 02:59 PM to 07:33 PM
Kanya Sankranti Muhurta: 02:59 PM to 05:02 PM
About Kanya Sankranti
On Kanya Sankranti many kinds of daan, shradh puja for the ancestors and penance rituals take place. Another special ritual of this day is to take a bath in sacred water bodies to remove all sins from oneself, soul and body.
It is the birthday of Lord Vishwakarma who is worshipped to be an outstanding engineer. This day is also celebrated in many parts of India, mostly in Bengal as Vishwakarma Puja. Vishwakarma is known as the divine architect who had built Dwarka and Hastinapur where the Pandavas resided.
The main legend:
The auspicious occasion of Kanya Sankranti is also the birth anniversary commemoration of Vishwakarma who is considered to be the divine engineer. According to scriptures, it is Lord Vishwakarma who sculpted and built this whole world as per Lord Brahma’s directions. He not only constructed Dwarka or the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas but also numerous weapons for the Gods.
What is the significance of Kanya Sankranti?
The purpose of the day is to worship the work an individual does use all his tools and machines. Dedication towards the work will result in a better future, and the person can lead a prosperous life. The day is celebrated with dignity and joy. People also bring idol in their offices and factories to worship God.
Kanya Sankranti Rituals
1. Devotees have an early bath and start preparing for the puja.
2. Lord Vishwakarma’s picture or idol is decorated, and instruments that are used are kept with the idol.
3. Machines are decorated and worshipped for better work and safety.
4. Prasad offered to Lord Vishwakarma is distributed. It includes fruits, sweets, and cooked items like khichdi and kheer.
Mantra to chant
The following Mantra must be recited on the day of Kanya Sankranti to invoke the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma:
|| Om Vishwakarmaya Namah ||
Your work gives you an identity. It is essential to respect and worship the work and worship the one who made him able to complete that work with tools and weapons. It is because of those tools he can produce a quality product. Lord Vishwakarma is considered the creator of God. He offers his devotees the capability to work with excellence and high quality.
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