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🎋Poush Sankranti - पौष संक्रांति

Poush Sankranti Date: Sunday, 14 January 2024

The day of Poush Sankranti is dedicated to Bhagwan Surya. It also refers to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar. On this auspicious day, the Sun enters the Capricorn sign or Makara Rashi which marks the end of the winter months and the beginning of longer days. Bengalis celebrate this day as Poush Sankranti with the grand Ganga Sagar Mela held annually in West Bengal.

In West Bengal, the festival of Poush Sankranti marks the harvest festival. In the month of Poush, all kinds of auspicious works are banned. But this month is considered very auspicious in terms of worship.

How is Poush Sankranti celebrated?
❀ On the day of Pousha Sankranti, devotees take a dip in the holy water of the Ganges and offer prayers to the Surya Bhagwan.
❀ On the day of the festival, a dish made of rice is offered as Prasad to the God.
❀ All sections of the society participate in the three days that begin a day before Sankranti and end the next day. Devi Lakshmi is usually worshiped on the day of Sankranti. Because of worshiping the idol in an open place, it is called Baharalakshmi Puja.
❀ In rural Bengal, peasant families clean their houses, make rice alpana or rangoli, hang small bunches of mango leaves and rice stalks to welcome Lakshmi. Lakshmi Puja is performed with rice grains symbolizing the goddess of wealth.
❀ Poush Sankranti, the last day of the Bengali month of Poush, consumes freshly harvested paddy and khejurer jaggery and date syrup in the form of Patli and a variety of traditional Bengali sweets made with rice flour, coconut, milk and the preparation of pitha is done.

Sankranti is known by different names in different states of India, but it is the same everywhere. It is a harvest festival and people offer prayers and special foods to their household deities, Devi Lakshmi or Bhagwan Vishnu.

Related Namepoush sankranti, ganga sagar mela, harvest festival, bengali festival
Begins TithiPaush month Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi
ReasonHarvest Festival
CelebrationsBathing in Ganga ji, Pooja at home, Lakshmi Pooja

पौष संक्रांति हिन्दी में पढ़ें

पौष संक्रांति का दिन भगवान सूर्य को समर्पित है। यह हिंदू कैलेंडर में एक विशिष्ट सौर दिवस को भी संदर्भित करता है। इस शुभ दिन पर, सूर्य मकर राशि या मकर राशि में प्रवेश करता है जो सर्दियों के महीनों के अंत और लंबे दिनों की शुरुआत का प्रतीक है। बंगाली इस दिन को पौष संक्रांति के रूप में पश्चिम बंगाल में प्रतिवर्ष आयोजित होने वाले भव्य गंगा सागर मेले के रूप में मनाते हैं।

Related Information

1 Days
Begins Tithi
Paush month Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi
Harvest Festival
Bathing in Ganga ji, Pooja at home, Lakshmi Pooja
Imp Places
West Bengal
Past Dates
15 January 2023
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