For six month the chariot of the sun god moves on the path through the northern solstice an for the other six months through the southern solstices. A day go gods is equal to six months of humans and of the same duration is the night of gods. On the Uttarayana day the gods day starts an they wake up. One of the reasons for celebration the Uttarayan day is to get the blessing of gods. It is said that on this day gods decoyed on to the earth to partake of the oblations offered in sacrifice reties. Uttarayana the six months period often sun being in the northern sol sties in sundered to be the period of light. Virtuous men depart form the world through this and to heavens. This is considered an occasion of brightness an speldour.Bhisham Pit amah waited for Uttarayan lying one bed of arrows an preferred to depart form this life only after only the beginning of the six months. Period of Uttarayan. Bhishma pitman kept lying on the bed of arrows of 58 days on the strength of his will no one else among the so called heroes the knights of the ahs been capable of doing so even for 58 hours.
According to Shasta’s is great religious merit to gives charity do japa an perform other austerity and religious observance on Uttarayan day. The charity given on the day came back multiplied hundred themes to the diner in the next life.
This is a festival of nature. It brings us in harmony with nature. The Tamil new year begins on this day This festival is know as thai Pongal in South India Sindhis call it Tirmouri in the Hindi heartland it is called Maker Sankranti and it Gujarat it is known a Uttarayana.
This is a day when great religious merits can be attained it was about this time that lord shiva favour several of the devotees then with his beatific vision. One should meditate on lord sunray on the Uttarayana day and should pary on him to free one form passions like desire anger an worries and to help one attain the peace inset fan assimilate a Guru grace. Japa of various name of lord surya, offering libation to him an praying to him with specific mantras destroy all evil influence an accords religious merits for the whole year.
Hram hrim sah suryanya salutation should be offered to lord surya with this mantra recall him. To you your mind an pay obeisance to him. Lord surya will be pleased or appeased an he will save you form disease an evil influences.
Japa other following names of lord say is immensely beneficial on Uttarayana day mirtray namah ravaye Suryanya Namah pusne namah hiranyagarbhaya Namah Maricye namah dittany namah savitre namah arkaya namah bhaskraya namah savitre suryanarayanaya namah.
Celibacy enhances intellectual capabilities. Those interested to remain celibate an observe self restraint should meditate on and pray to lord surya so that they should be successful in their vow of celibacy an in enhancing their intellectual prowess.
Japa of these mantras is very useful suryanya namah sankaray namah ganataye namah hanumate namah bhismaya namah arayamayai namah.
The virtuous deeds performed on this day give great regions merits. On this day sesame seeds an and rice are offered to lord shiva and libation of water mixed with sesame seeds an rice is also offered to lord shiva. Sesame seeds are beloved to be very important on this festival. Unguent made seeds is applied on the body an sesame seeds are mixed in the bath water also. Water mixed with sesame seeds is used for drinking. Sesame seeds are also used in fire sacrifice, meals They are also given in alms Laddoos made also given away. All these acts destroy sim. There is a great impotence of eating and divining in alms Laddoos made of sesame seeds jiggery and Eating sesame seeds Laddoos mortifies one body and make on sweet mannered sesame seeds ladders are always beneficial in water.
This is the celebration of Uttarayan or Maker Sankranti for world point of view. But the spiritual meaning of Maker Sankranti is Sam yak krait in life. This is the day when one should one resolve to bring about radical transformation in one life by way of with drawing one mind form sense enjoyments an passions to it on god the About being free form passion maker sankranti is the best day to divine consciousness Divine knowledge and god Realization. Man has always been yearning for happiness if he does not get the real bliss he goes for unreal transient pleasure an subject himself to the cycle of 84 lakh birth and deaths there fore one should make self efforts to attain the real bills in life.