Introduction – In Hindu civilization, Makar Sankranti has a special importance. This festival comes in Paush month, and it is also known as Makar Sankranti or Magh Sankranti. Scientific belief is that the Sun enters in Capricorn from sagitarious,this zodiac sign change is called sakranti and due to sun going into Capricorn zodiac sign this is called makarsakranti, also sun from dakshinayan meaning turning northward from southward. Uttrayan is considered as the day of lords, this is why Makar Sankranti is celebrated with happiness and hoy. On this festive day taking bath in holy places, puja recitation of hymns, fast, mantra chanting, charity etc has special importance. On this day according to local tradition khichdi, curd is donated.
Why to do Makar sakrantipujan – On the day of Makar Sakranti bathing in holy place, puja, recitation of hymn, shradh, tarpan, mantra chanting, and by doing charity destroys sins, and by bathing in holy place doing tarpan, shradhpitrus attain salvation. That’s why Makar Sakrantipujan is considered auspicious.
Types of pujan on Makar Sakranti – De facto everyone does Makar Sakrantipujan in the month of paush, everyone celebrate this festival to attain some goal, but special type of pujan and mantra chanting, recitation of hymns, homam are done and directed by us.
Benefits of Makar Sakrantipujan
By doing Makar Sakrantipujan, meritorious acts are gained.
On Makar Sakranti taking bath, by giving charity all desires are fulfilled. Shradh, tarpan for pitrus done in holy place provide salvation to them and blessings of pitru is always bestowed.
How is the pujan performed
Pujan is done according to the method prescribed by Vedic methods is performed by our Vedic acharyas, which result in getting all the wishes fulfilled of a person.
Vedic Pujan process
1 – Mangalacharan or prayer for success – First of all to begin the pujan all gurus, god – goddesses, family deity, ancestors etc are worshipped which is performed for the well-being.
2 – Sankalp or declaration of purpose – Sankalp is a major part of pujan, by this hosts name, surname or gotra, varna and time etc position are mentioned, pujan’s goal and a person’s wishes are declared and are perfected.
4 – Swastivachan or religious rite – Wish for the well-being, Vedic mantras are pronounced.
5 – GaneshaPujan – For pujan circle and for uninterrupted homam, Lord ganesha’spujan invoking is done, with lord ganesha’s blessings pujan and homam’s full benefit is bestowed on the host.
6 – Kalash Pujan or water pot pujan – In every pujan and homam Kalash pujan has a special importance. Kalash pujan is symbol of completion of happiness and prosperity along-with homam.
7 – Panchangpeethpujan or pujan of five deity pujan – After ganesha’spujanpanchangpujan is performed. In panchangpujanpeeth brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh pujan and mother goddess pujan is done.
8 – Punyahvachan or wishing of auspicious day – Punyahvachan meaning good deed promise. In pujan and homam to get all the benefits, good deed promise prayers are performed for host.
9 – Navgrahpujan – Navgreh meaning nine planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu) are invited, invoked and pujan is done so that bad planetary affects are discarded and good effects of planets are attained via prayer.
10 – Dikpala, lokpala and kshetrapala or guardians, people guardians and place guardians – According to the Vedic tradition 4 direction, 4 sub- directions, sky, hell and place’s deity are invited to for pujan and invocation for non-hindering is done.
11 – Main deity or all prosperous pujan – In this pujan, homam’s main deity is invited, invoked and pujan is done.
12 – Mantra chanting – After pujan, mantra chanting is done.
13 – Homam – To complete the mantra and pujan, 10th part of homam is done by mantra chanting.
14 – Aarti or Ritual or puja – For lord’s happiness aarti ritual is done.
15 – Tarpan and Marjan or saturation and purification – By doing tarpan and marjan, mistakes performed dosha’s by ignorance are silenced off.
16 – Brahman Bhoja or priests food – After the finishing of pujan and homam, priests are invited and food is offered with full devotion and deliverance, this also comes under pujan process to get the good deed affects.
17 – Prasad or food presented to an idol or deity – In the end, to get all the wishes and deeds fulfilled, priests and acharyas provides blessings and prasad is sent.
18 – Video’s Convenience – By video and audio calls, you can get connected to pujan process, full pujan done for you is made available via email and even sent on your WhatsApp number.