Astrologer Dr Shiv Bahadur Tiwari told that this time there is some doubt among people regarding the date of Makar Sankranti falling in 2022. Acharya told that this year both the days of 14 January and 15 January are becoming auspicious for Punyakal and bath, charity. The auspicious time of Sankranti in Uttarayan period will be from 2:43 pm to 5:45 pm on Friday, January 14. He said that the best date would be January 14. Being a Friday, the grace of Maa Lakshmi will also remain. This year Sankranti Devi has come on the vehicle of a tiger. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the Dwadashi date of Shukla Paksha of Paush month. On January 14 this year, on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun and Saturn will sit together in Capricorn.
How to please Surya Narayan
Acharya told that there is a law to worship Sun and Lord Vishnu on Makar Sankranti. This fast is dedicated to Lord Surya Narayan. On this day, offer Arghya to the Lord by pouring water, jaggery and rose leaves in a copper vessel. Eat khichdi of jaggery, sesame and moong dal and distribute them among the poor. Chanting Gayatri Mantra on this day is also said to be very auspicious. He told that this time Sankranti Devi will walk in the south direction wearing yellow clothes.
More demanding work is done in Uttarayan
Acharya ji told that it has been told in the scriptures that Uttarayan is the day of the gods and Dakshinayana is the night of the gods. More demanding work is done in Uttarayan than in Dakshinayana. They are the givers of very auspicious results. Dakshinayana begins when Sun enters Cancer and Uttarayan begins when Sun enters Capricorn.
The auspicious time of Sankranti in Uttarayan period will be from 2:43 pm to 5:45 pm on Friday, January 14. He said that the best date would be January 14. Being a Friday, the grace of Maa Lakshmi will also remain.