Uttarayan 2017

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Uttarayana is about six month period in this period sun transits from Makara Raasi or Capricorn zodiac to Karkataka Raasi or Cancer zodiac. Uttarayana starts from Saturday 14th January 2017 and ends on Friday 14th July 2017. Uttarayana is also known as Uttarayana Kalam, Uttarayana period, Uttarayana Punyakalam, Uttarayan and Uttarayanam. Makar Sankranthi in Gujarat is known as Uttarayan. Uttarayan is considered as kites festival.

Uttarayan 2017
Uttarayan 2017
Procedure of Uttarayan:

On this auspicious day people should do head bath and wear new clothes and prepare the payasam with new crop rice and offer to Lord Sun. Provide feed for Birds and Bufellows. As grand parents said us that we should share happiness with neighbors and relatives. provide food for needy and poor people will be good.

About Uttarayan :

Uttarayanam is the time to go on the north side of the sun. Uttarayana Punnyakalam is considered highly auspicious and is dedicated to Lord Surya. Many festivals will occur in this period. In Kerala, the famous Sabarimala Pilgrimage comes to an end with sighting of the Makara Deepam. According to Purana's in Mahabharata Bheeshma Pitamaha choose to leave his soul on Uttarayana Kalam. Until this period he waited on Ampa Shayya (a bed made up of arrows by Arjuna). Bheeshma has also known as Devavrata, Bheeshma has Boon (varam) to choose his death (Swachanda maranam) and to get salvation. Our Purana's saying that this is the holy period in which our elders who died came down to the earth along with the Gods. According to Hindu tradition and belief is the six months of Uttarayana are the days of the Gods. And other belief is the great people left their soles in this holy period because the doors of heaven will be left open during this time.

Significance Of Uttarayan:

Uttarayana is known as the day of new good healthy wealthy beginning of the year. Uttarayana is a very auspicious period for donating clothes (Vastra daanam), Anna daanam (donate food for poor people). If we do anna daanam, vastra daanam during this holy period it gives aatma santhi to our parents So that their unfilled desires will be fulfilled and they will move to heaven. If we perform graha saanti pujas for our beloved ones who are suffering from graha doshas will be cleared and they will moves on to heaven.


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