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- Along with Godan on Dhanu Sankranti, there is also a tradition of donating clothes and food grains to the needy people, this gives us renewable virtue.
On December 15, the Sun will enter Sagittarius sign. It is called Surya Sankranti. Kashi’s astrologer Pt. Ganesh Mishra says that on Wednesday morning the Sun will enter Sagittarius sign. These changes in the Panchangas have been reported on the 15th. But according to the scholars of Kashi, on the morning of December 16, the Sun will enter Sagittarius. Therefore, on this day, the importance of pilgrimage bath, donation and worship will be more.
Pt. Mishra states that Sun’s entry into any zodiac is called Sankranti and when Sun enters Sagittarius, it is called Dhanu Sankranti. Sometimes it comes in Margashirsha and sometimes in Paush month. Dhanu Sankranti is celebrated during the Hemant season. It is on 16 December this time. On this day, the Sun is entering Scorpio and entering Sagittarius.
Diwakar form of Sun worship
Worshiping the Diwakar form of Suryadev on Dhanu Sankranti has great significance. Worshiping Suryadev on this day is considered very auspicious. Bathing in the waters of holy rivers on this festival relieves the evil deeds or sins committed by humans. Also, by worshiping on this day, the future shines like the sun.
Method of worship
Importance of cow donation on Sankranti festival
Those celebrating Dhanu Sankranti festival should observe celibacy throughout the day. People in need should donate throughout the day. Should try not to eat salt on this day. Lord Sun, Vishnu and Shiva should be worshiped on this festival. Apart from these, there is also the importance of performing tarpan for the ancestral peace.
Gau Daan is considered very important on Dhanu Sankranti. According to the texts, on this solstice, every kind of happiness is obtained from cow donation. Sins are eradicated and troubles are also relieved. If cow cannot donate, then donate one or more fodder for cow. By donating in this way, sins are eliminated.