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Markar Sankranti - 14th January 2022

10011605479?profile=RESIZE_584xToday is “Makara Sankranti” which is celebrated when the Sun begins the northward journey, marking the beginning of the “uttaraayaNa puNyakaalam”. Sun enters the sign of “Makara”, (Capricorn) from Cancer currently. (This is also called equinox when the day and nights are the same). Starting from this day, the duration of day starts to increase until “dakshiNaayanam” comes.

Traditionally, this period is considered an auspicious time and the veteran Bhishma of Mahabharata chose to die during this

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