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Dhanu Sankranti
 

About 2015 Dhanu Sankranti

Dhanu Sankranti  
16th December, 2015 (Wednesday)
 

 

Dhanu Sankranti – Paying respect to the Deities

Dhanu Sankranti is a Hindu festival dedicated to Surya and Jagannath. It also signifies that day of the year when the sun enters the Dhanu Rashi or the Sagittarius zodiac sign. The name Dhanu Sankranti is a combination of two words “Dhanu” and “Sankranti”. The word “Dhanu” signifies the Dhanur or Dhanu month in the Hindu calendar which according to the Gregorian calendar occurs from December to January, and the word “Sankranti” in Sanskrit translates to “change or transition”. Dhanu Sankranti is considered as one of the most important festivals of Bargarh in Orissa and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

Legend

It is believed that once Kansa invited KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
and Balram to Mathura for a special bow ceremony known as Dhanu Yatra. However, he had a hidden motive to kill both of them. Though both the brothers knew about this strategy, they still played along the evil plans of Kansa. He was maternal uncle of Krishna and was a very cruel and sinful individual. Kansa tried his best to fulfill his wicked acts but was unsuccessful. Eventually, Kansa was himself killed by Krishna as it was high time to being him to end and the people of Mathura were freed from his tyranny. The various phases of Krishna from his birth to his slaying of the evil Kansa came to be celebrated as the festival of Dhanu Sankranti.

Rituals and Beliefs

Worshippers and devotees wake up early in the morning and offer prayers, water and flowers to Surya, the sun god, and take a bath in holy rivers. The festival marks the day when we are supposed to pay homage to the sun god for providing his services and benefits to us. People also offer JagannathJagannathJagannath
King Indradyumna was a great devotee of Vishnu...
, an incarnation of Krishna on this day. Special food item called Dhanu Muan, which is made by sweet flattened rice flakes molded into conical form, is offered to the deity as it is believed to be his favorite dish. The most fervent devotees observe fast for the whole day and chant mantras for the deity and worshipping him. One of the most famous and popular traditions of the festival is the Dhanu Yatra. In this, a street play is organized depicting the various scenes of the life of Krishna and people from all over the world come to watch the play and offer their prayers to the deity. Indulging into benign acts, especially charity, is considered very auspicious on this day as it is supposed to please the gods.

Dhanu Sankranti is also one of the major festivals related to farming and agriculture. It is supposed to be the day of the collection of the first harvest that is to be offered to the deities. Farmers and herders offer prayers and pay reverence to their animals as well as they have been a crucial part in their livelihood. People, who own animals bathe their animals, offer them new clothes and decorate them with sandalwood, vermilion and flowers. Dhanu Sankranti symbolizes paying of respect for all the services, things and benefits we get from nature in its different forms. Nature is given the same importance as one’s own mother, and people pay gratitude for its selfless love.
 


 



 

 
 
 

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