The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year on the occasion of Sun’s entry into Capricorn. Over the past few years, there has been a confusion about the date and death anniversary of Makar Sankranti. This year also some astrologers are saying that Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 14th.
The main festival of Hindus is Makar Sankranti. When the sun rises and reaches Capricorn from Sagittarius, then Makar Sankranti is celebrated on that day. The change of Sun is called Sankranti and this change occurs once a year.
Importance of Sun worship
Let us tell you that the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over the country on the succession of Sun God. Not only this, Sun God is specially worshiped on this day and this festival is also celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
Importance of bathing
On this day, especially in the pious period, you should go to any pilgrimage place or river and take a bath, if you cannot go to the place of pilgrimage, then you can bathe with sesame seeds at home.
Importance of donation
Let us tell you that the auspicious day starts from Makar Sankranti. It is believed that donations made on this day are considered to be particularly fruitful. On this day, you should donate sesame seeds, sweets, fruits, raw khichdi and warm clothes to the needy poor and Brahmin.
Let us tell you that after bathing in the morning on the day of Makar Sankranti, offer Arghya to the Sun God. After that, while offering kumkum, rice, sesame and red colored flowers in water, chanting this mantra while praying for this chant – ‘Om Ghrini Surya Namah’.
Republic Day violence: Jaspreet Singh, who climbed on the Red Fort tomb, arrested
Republic Day violence |
In the most recent development in the Republic Day violence case, Jaspreet Singh, a Delhi resident was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Monday in connection with the violence that marred the national capital during the tractor rally on January 26.
The 29-year-old was seen in offensive gesture holding steel tensile installed at the Red Fort and has been accused of climbing up one of the tombs located on both sides of ramparts of the iconic monument during the January 26 violence. Jaspreet is also known as Sunny and is a resident of Swaroop Nagar.
Delhi Police have arrested Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Delhi, who climbed up one of the tombs located on both sides of ramparts of Red Fort during Jan 26 violence. He is seen in offensive gesture holding steel tensile installed at Red Fort: Police— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2021
(Photo source - Delhi Police) pic.twitter.com/QFxssv0r1r
Delhi Police have so far arrested over 100 people in connection with the violence that broke out at ITO and Red Fort during the farmers’ Republic Day ‘Tractor Parade’. Last week, the Police, tightening its noose around the culprits, released photos of 220 people allegedly involved in the violence that erupted on Republic Day. The police had also appealed to the public to share any photos or videos of the violence.
Deep Sidhu arrested by Delhi Police; gangster Lakha Sidhana still on the run
Among those arrested is the Punjabi actor and Khalistani supporter Deep Sidhu for his role in instigating violence and the vandalisation at Red Fort on Republic Day during the farmers’ tractor rally. Sidhu was traced by Delhi Police using advanced surveillance technology.
Another accused in the case, gangster Lakha Sidhana is still on the run and had recently released a video, urging people to meet at Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh’s ancestral village Mehraj in Bhatinda for a Kisan rally to be held on February 23.
The Delhi Police special cell also arrested one Maninder Singh Moni, a mechanic who was seen swinging swords at the Red Fort on January 26. According to the police, the sword dancing by Moni motivated violent protesters to attack personnel stationed at the Red Fort.
Republic Day riots in Delhi
Delhi on Republic Day this year was convulsed with large scale violence after rioters disguised as ‘farmers’ entered Delhi to unleash violence, injuring nearly 400 policemen. Many of those rioters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort and hoisted religious flags and alleged Khalistani flag on its domes and the flagstaff at the Red Fort while desecrating the national flag.
The police have so far registered 38 FIRs in connection with the Republic Day violence and have arrested over 100 people. They had also issued lookout notices against 44 people, including the alleged ‘farmer’ leaders, who they believed had instigated the rioters to indulge in violence.
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