Punya Kaal Muhurta is from 12:27 to 19:16, Duration is 6 hours and 49 minutes
Sankranti moment is at 04:11 on 17th July 2015
Maha Punya Kaal Muhurta is from 17:00 to 19:16, Duration is 2 hours and 16 minutes
Dakshinayana is a period of six months in which Lord Surya undertakes his southern journey. Karka Sankranti marks the beginning of this period. It is named Karka Sankranti because Sun enters the Southern hemisphere by entering into Karka (cancer) rashi (zodiac) and leaving the Gemini zodiac. It is also known as Karkataka Sankranti and it is believed that in this period, Gods go to sleep. Lord Vishnu, especially, takes rest in this phase. This period ends during Makar Sankranti in the month of January.
Things to do on Karka Sankranti
It is believed that in the period of Dakshinayana, the souls of the dead ancestors travel to earth and wait for their off-springs to perform final rites for them. Karka Sankranti is the right time to perform all the rituals for the deceased. The souls are sent back to their creator, God, and at the right time, they are given a new life form. Also performing Pitru Tarpan on this day is considered a meritorious deed. Therefore one should get up early in the morning and take a dip in any holy river nearby and then perform all the rituals. People especially travel to the Ghats of the GangaGanga
According to Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu in one of.... River and pay homage to their ancestors.
This phase is considered very auspicious for worshipping Vishnu. Chanting and reciting his thousand names can bestow happiness and prosperity. Lord VarahaVaraha
Varaha is the third incarnation of Vishnu who came on earth to rescue the it from the bottom of a sea. As all the other forms of Vishnu, Varaha too had the purpose of restoring Dharma and ending the rule of evil and maleficence. Swamy, who is the third incarnation of VishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. is particularly paid regards and prayed to on this day. Worshipping Surya is also a part of the ritual in which water is offered to the sun and that brings luck to the devotees. They will also stay healthy and away from any illness or the chance of an early demise.
Only vegetarian food should be consumed. One should also detest from sensual pleasures. People should perform a lot of charity work on this day. Donating food grains and clothes prove very beneficial. One can gain peace of body and mind.
Dakshinayana period is considered very lucky and many major festivals like Naga Chaturthi, It is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva on which prayers are offered to snakes, a symbol closely associated with Shiva Krishnashtami, A festival celebrated as the birthday of Krishna GaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ... Chaturthi Vijayadasami, Festival to celebrate the death of King of Lanka, Ravana Deepavali It is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated on the return of Lord Rama back to his abode, Ayodhyaetc, become a part of this phase.