Karka Sankranti 2024: Why This Day Is Significant?

Karka Sankranti 2024: Why This Day Is Significant?

Significance of Kark Sankranti

Sankranti means the change of the Sun from one Zodiac sign to another. Karka Sankranti marks the commencement of the southern journey of Lord Surya. Dakshinayana, which is six months, begins with Karka Sankranti. Karka Sankranti is the counterpart of Makar Sankranti and is considered important for the activities of the charity. It is believed that the deities fall asleep during this phase of six months. 

On this day, devotees observe fast, keeping in mind Mahavishnu, and worship the Lord and seek his blessings. Dev Shayani falls around the days of Karka Sankranti. It is believed that donating food and clothes on this day is very fruitful. This year, Karka Sankranti will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Now, let us know various facts related to Karka Sankranti.

Karka Sankranti 2024 Date And Time

Let us know about Karka Sankranti 2024 Tithi, Karka Sankranti Vrat Vidhi and the auspicious timings for worship.

When Is Karka Sankranti 2024?

Karka Sankranti will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Karka Sankranti 2024 Muhurat

Karka Sankranti is about charity and service to the father. On this day, besides worshipping Lord Vishnu, devotees also carry out charity and service to the ancestors. It is believed that the phase around Karka Sankranti is good for giving charity. This suitable time period for charity is known as Karka Sankranti Punya Kaal or Karka Sankranti Mahapunya Kaal. According to the beliefs, the charity and donation that we make during this period yield quick manifold results. Following are the timings of Karka Sankranti 2024 Punya Kaal and Mahapunya Kaal.

Festival Timings
Karka Sankranti Punya Kaal 06:11 AM to 11:29 AM
Duration05 Hours 18 Mins
Karka Sankranti Maha Punya Kaal 09:23 AM to 11:29 AM
Duration 02 Hours 06 Mins
Karka Sankranti Moment 11:29 AM

The Significance of Karka Sankranti

Karka Sankranti marks the beginning of the monsoon season, which starts the phase of agricultural activities. It is needless to say that agriculture is an important source of income for millions and millions of people in our country. Dakshinayana ends with Makar Sankranti, and Uttarayan commences thereafter. During the four months of Dakshinayana, people worship Lord Vishnu. Those who wish to perform Pitru Tarpan for their ancestors wait for Karka Sankranti to perform rituals that can offer peace to the departed souls.

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Karka Sankranti Day Legend

According to the Karka Sankranti mythology, Lord Surya and other gods had gone to deep sleep. Lord Shiva, on the other hand, takes up the charge of the universe in place of Lord Surya so that he can relax.

That is one of the main reasons why Shila Pujan is considered particularly auspicious during the monsoon season. On Karka Sankranti Day, Pitru tarpan, other charitable deeds, and taking a bath in the early morning are also quite important.

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Karka Sankranti Puja Vidhi

From the day of Karka Sankranti, Lord Sun begins to shower blessings on his devotees by becoming Dakshinayan. According to the beliefs, the day of Devshayani Ekadashi coincides with this Karka Sankranti, the deity, mainly Lord Vishnu, who goes to sleep for four months. In these four months, performing various tasks is prohibited, but the worship of Lord Vishnu during this time invites a lot of merits. Let us know the worship method for Kark Sankranti 2024.

  • First of all, wake up early in the morning, and complete all your daily activities. In fact, ideally, one should take a bath in a holy river, pond or pool.
  • After bathing, one should offer Arghya to Lord Sun and chant Surya Mantra.
  • Thereafter, worship Lord Vishnu and chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra. It brings peace and good fortune to the devotees.
  • It is believed that on this day, people should make all kinds of donations, including grains, clothes and oil, especially to Brahmins.
  • Along with Lord Vishnu, Sun God is also worshipped on Karka Sankranti to attain health and prosperity.
  • One should avoid beginning anything new or important on this day, as this day is not conducive for other tasks but only for worship, meditation, charity and service.

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The Astrological significance of Karka Sankranti

Karka Sankranti is the transit of the Sun in the Cancer sign. Lord Surya transits 12 Zodiac signs in a Hindu year. But in all these 12 Sankranti, Makar Sankranti and Karka Sankranti are considered very important. According to astrological calculations, due to the transit of the Sun in Capricorn, the Sun becomes Uttarayan. According to astrological calculations, the Sun’s Uttarayan journey brings about the predominance of the fire element, which means that when the Sun enters Capricorn, the days become longer and give you more work capacity.

Karka Sankranti comes in its opposite or as its counterpart. When the Sun becomes Dakshinayan from the day of Karka Sankranti, then according to astrological calculations, it shows the primacy of the water element. Due to the predominance of the water element, negative or demonic forces become effective in the environment. Therefore, new or auspicious work is prohibited for the four months from Karka Sankranti.

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Celebrate this day with zest and excitement. Wish you a happy Kark Sankranti 2024 from MyPandit.