001-SURYA-NARAYANA[1]Makara Sankranti – The day of holy transition dedicated to Surya Dev

Makara means Capricorn and Sankranti means transition. Makara Sankranti festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fanfare all across India. Makara Sankranti is primarily a harvest festival dedicated to Lord Sun. Makara Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path.

Makara Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. Makara Sankranti commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makara in Sanskrit, this occasion is named as Makara Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14 January every year (or may be sometimes on 15 January (leap year)).

Makara Sankranti, apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is said as the ‘holy phase of transition’. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu family, this day onwards. Scientifically, this day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights. In other words, Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season.

All over the country, Makara Sankranti is observed with great fanfare. However, it is celebrated with distinct names and rituals in different parts of the country. In the states of northern and western India, the festival is celebrated as the Sankranti day with special zeal and fervour. The importance of this day has been signified in the ancient epics like Mahabharata also. So, apart from socio-geographical importance, this day also holds a historical and religious significance. As it is the festival of Sun God, and he is regarded as the symbol of divinity and wisdom, the festival also holds an eternal meaning to it.

Sri Suryanarayana Puja Vidhanam

Audio Recording by : Sri V. Sriram Ghanapatigal

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Audio Files :

1. Suryanarayana Vaibhavam: 

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2. Vigneswara Puja:

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3. Suryanarayana Puja:

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4.Uttaranga Puja: 

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This article has 9 comments

  1. K R JAYARAMAN Reply

    it is an excellent resource and highly helpful and very easy to pronounce the mantras with the steady and slow pace. I am indebted to the vadhyar and the promoters of this web site


    14th January 2018
    I did the Sankaranti pooja today with your audio guidance. Your pronunciation is superb. Your guidance is very helpful. I would like to follow your guidance for other poojas also. Thank you very much sir.

  3. Balasubramanian s Reply

    Very useful.. Better than reading through books as pronounced properly here. Thanks a lot.. Please send for all Pooja s.

  4. Kumar Reply

    Namaskaram Sir.
    Superb audio files Sir. Thank you.
    excellent and very clear pronunciation. Slowly rendered for us to follow easily.
    Very kind of you. Selfless service.

    Kumar S (Panchapakesan)

  5. Ashwath Reply

    Wish you all a very happy Pongal. I followed the audio to conduct the Pooja today and it was very helpful and easy. Many thanks for sharing.

  6. Rajesh subramanian Reply

    Very Nice. Thank you. I was searching google on how to do it .
    Nice pronounciation. Thank you very much

  7. Sairaman7 Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I am using these audio files for the first time & I believe that the 3 audio files are to be repeated every year for Pongal pooja. However i think – the date & nakshatra and thithi only need to be as per the present year.
    Can you please share these and in which audio this is to be changed and offered prayers.
    Any help will be highly appreciated.
    warm regards,

  8. Radhakrishnan Reply

    Dear Guru,

    We have done the suryanarayana pooja today with you wonderful pooja recitation and guidance.
    We would look for your similar pooja assistance throughout the year wish you all happy shankranti and a happy new year 2016.
    With best regards
    Abu Dhabi

  9. kgopalan Reply

    இந்திரனுக்கு தம்பியாக அவதாரம் செய்த வாமனரை உபேந்திரன் என்பர். தேவேந்திரன் விரும்பியப்படி , அவன் தனி பூஜையை நிறுத்தி , இந்திர உபேந்தினுடன் ஸங்க்ராந்தியில் ஸூர்ய நாராயண பூஜையும் , பசு மாடு பூஜையும் செய்கிறோம். ஆதலால் அடுத்த வருடம் சூரிய நாரயண பூஜையுடன் இந்திர பூஜையும், பசு மாடு பூஜையும் சேர்த்து வெளியிட்டால் நாங்கள் அதை செய்ய செளகரியமாக இருக்கும்.

  10. sivaram Reply

    The website is very useful. I am using it regularly for my poojas. It helps me with proper pronounciation of mantras. Great work. Please keep it up.

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