Harish Jharia

Translate this article in your own language...

Search This Blog

14 January 2013

Crazy Ideas: Makar Sankranti Is Based On Global Scientific Astrology And Not Merely A Hindu Festival …


© Harish Jharia 

Makar Sankranti is also called 'Uttaraayan' उत्तरायण in Gujraat, India; because, 14th January is the day after which the path of Sun shifts from southern sky to Northern sky that is from Dakshinaayan दक्षिणायन to Uttaraayan उत्तरायण... 

मकर संक्रांति ही एकमात्र ऐसा हिंदू त्यौहार है जो हमेशा १४ जनवरी को ही पड़ता है...
हिन्दू त्यौहार हिन्दू कैलेण्डर पर आधारित होते हैं जो चंद्रमा द्वारा पृथ्वी की परिक्रमा के आधार पर बनाए जाते हैं. जबकि, अंग्रेजी कलैंडर, आकाश में सूर्य की निरंतर बदलती हुई स्तिथि पर आधारित होता है... इसलिए बाक़ी सभी त्योहारों की तारीखें हर साल बदलती रहती हैं, सिवाय मकर संक्रांति के...

Makar Sankranti is apparently the only Hindu festival that always falls on the same day every year on 14th January. Hindu festivals are basically calculated according to Indian Panchangas (पंचांग) that are based on Indian lunar calendar. On the other hand the internationally followed Christian calendar is based on western solar astrology. As a result of the difference between the movements of Earth and Moon vis-à-vis the ceaseless changing position of Sun in the sky, the Hindu festivals never fall on the same day of the Christian calendar, every year, with an exception of ‘Makar Sankranti’.

Read More on Makar Sankranti: 
Why Makar Sankranti (Hindu Solstice) always falls on 14th January: Solar and lunar calendars followed in western and eastern astrology respectively: 

------------------------------------------------------------------------
npad

No comments:

Post a Comment