Maghe Sankranti 2078: Today is Maghe Sankranti or Makar Sankranti, which is observed throughout the country.
It is observed by taking holy dips in rivers and ponds, worshiping at various temples, and savoring delicacies such as ghee, yam, khichadi, and sweets such as Chaku and sesame and molasses sweets.
According to the astrological calendar, Makar Sankranti has special significance because it marks the beginning of the sun’s ascendancy and entry into the northern hemisphere.
The sun moves from the tropics of Sagittarius to Capricorn on this day. Maghe Sankranti 2078
It is believed that the days will get longer and the nights will get shorter starting today.
According to religious texts ‘Bhabisya Puran’ and ‘Dharma Sindhu,’ devotees will receive special blessings and have a strong body if they observe the festival as prescribed, said theologian and Chairperson of the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee, Prof Dr. Ram Chandra Gautam.
The Newar community celebrates the festival by eating ghee and chaku and remembering the souls who have passed away.
‘Ghyo Chaku Sallnhu’ is the name of this festival. On this day, the seniors apply mildly hot edible oil to the heads of the juniors.
Devotees flock to Nepal’s Devghat, Barahchhetra, Ridi, Panauti, Dolalghat, and Kankai, as well as India’s Prayag and Gangasagar, to take a holy bath and perform Shraddha.
The festival is significant in terms of Ayurveda and medical science. Food items consumed on this day are sources of a balanced diet, which boosts the human body’s immunity.
On this day, a festival is held at the Tilmadhav Narayan Temple in Taumadhi Tole, Bhaktapur, and Deepakankar Buddha’s puja is performed.
The Tharu community celebrates this festival as the Maghi with great fanfare and merriment for five days.
Similarly, the Tarai districts celebrate this day as the bath festival known as Nahan.