New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Karka Sankranti is one of the auspicious days for Hindus as it is observed when the change of sun happens from one zodiac sign to another. This Sankranti marks the journey of the sun towards the southern area. Monsoon season begins with Karka Sankranti which is considered good for agriculture which is an important source of income for many in the country. Karka Sankranti is a counterpart of Makar Sankranti and is believed that this day is very auspicious for charitable activities and donations.

As per popular beliefs, Dakshinayana starts with Karka Sankranti and deities go to sleep during the six months phase. On this day, devotees observe fast, worship Lord Mahavishnu and seek his blessings. 

Karka Sankranti 2021: Date And Time

Karka Sankranti will be celebrated on 16 July, 2021, on Friday this year. 

Karka Sankranti 2021: Significance 

Monsoon season begins with Karka Sankranti which is considered good for agriculture which is an important source of income for many in the country. Meanwhile, apart from that Makar Sankranti marks the end of Dakshinayana and Uttarayan starts post that. During these Dakshinayana's four months devotees worship Lord Vishnu. Also, many followers even perform Pitru Tarpan for their ancestors on Karka Sankranti. It is a ritual which is performed to pray for the departed souls' peace. 

Karka Sankranti 2021: Shubh Muhurat

  • Karka Sankranti Punya Kaal starts- 05:34 AM
  • Karka Sankranti Punya Kaal ends- 05:09 PM
  • Karka Sankranti Maha Punya Kaal starts- 02:51 PM
  • Karka Sankranti Maha Punya Kaal ends- 05:09 PM

Karka Sankrati 2021: Puja Vidhi

  • Take a dip in holy river Ganga
  • After taking bath, offer Arghya to the Sun God and chant Surya Mantra.
  • Post hat, worship Lord Vishnu and chant Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra is chanted. This can bring peace and good fortune to the devotees.
  • Donate clothes, grains, oil to brahmins.
  • Don't begin a new big task on this day.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal