District Administration has banned the Makar Sakranti bath
The District Magistrate has instructed all the sub-district magistrates to send the devotees back from the border itself. Apart from this, the area has been divided into zones and sectors.
In view of the increasing cases of corona infection, the district administration has already banned the Makar Sankranti bath. Now preparations have been made to prevent the devotees from coming inside the district and reaching the Ganga Ghats. The District Magistrate has instructed all the sub-district magistrates to send the devotees back from the border itself. Apart from this, the area has been divided into zones and sectors.
Ban on Makar Sankranti bathing
It is to be known that the district administration has banned the Makar Sankranti bath to be held on Friday, January 14. Devotees will not be allowed to go to all the Ganga Ghats including Harki Paidi. To stop the devotees, the District Magistrate has divided the fair area into six zones and 11 sectors. In these, by appointing Zonal Magistrate and Sector Magistrate, the devotees have been given the responsibility of not going to the Harki Paidi area under any circumstances.
In the orders issued by the District Magistrate Vinay Shankar Pandey late in the evening, all the SDMs and Tehsildars of Haridwar have been instructed to send back the devotees coming for Ganga bath on Makar Sankranti from the border itself. Apart from this, the City Magistrate has been made the overall in-charge of maintaining law and order in the Harki Paidi area.
Trigrahi Yoga falling on Makar Sankranti
This time on January 14, that is, at the festival of Makar Sankranti, Rohini Nakshatra and Trigrahi Yoga are falling. On this day the sun god will be Uttarayan. Auspicious work will start with the end of Karma. On this day Suryadev will enter the sign of his son Shani at 2.27 pm. This yoga will be good for everyone, but its effect will not be good for people with seven zodiac signs.
Acharya Rakesh Shukla, the priest of Saraswati temple at IIT, told that this time there is a difference of opinion regarding the dates of Sankranti. However, according to astrology, the time when Sun God will change the zodiac on January 14, will be 2:27 minutes in the afternoon. In such a situation, the holy period of Sankranti will be 16 hours before and 16 hours after. He told that with Sankranti, auspicious works like marriage, shaving, Yagyopaveet, home entry, etc. will start. The marriage muhurat will be till 20 February. Due to the setting of Jupiter from January 24, there will be no auspicious work from the last week of February till March 13. Auspicious work will start again only after 14th April. Acharya Shukla told that donating khichdi, warm clothes, sesame, rice, ghee, blankets, and jaggery on Sankranti has special significance. On this day, due to the penance of Bhagirathi, Mother Ganga was descended on the earth. Bathing in the Ganges on this day gives a virtue equal to the Ashwamedha Yagya.
Father-son meeting will happen after 29 years
Acharya Rakesh Shukla told that the special thing on Makar Sankranti this year is that this time after 29 years, Sun God and Shani Dev will transit together in one zodiac. This in itself is a rare coincidence. Earlier such a situation was seen on Makar Sankranti in 1993. This coincidence will give special benefits to the people. Four zodiac signs Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Pisces will be blessed by father and son together.