Makar Sankranti Puja Vidhi
Lord Surya is worshipped on Maker Sankranti.
These are following proper steps to perform Makar Sankranti puja/Surya Pooja:
1.Dhyanam (Prayer or chant the beej mantra)
To Perform Makar Sankranti Puja Dhyanam is the first and foremost step. Dhyanam is the Prayer or the Meditation process in which we should Chant SuryaBeej mantra.
2. Avahana (Invocation)
The Second step to do Makar Sankranti Pooja is to worship the God to come into the place of Idol.This is Known as Avahana or Invocation. At the time of Invocation we should recite surya Avhana Mantra.
3.Aasana (Offering Seating)
The Third Step is to offer Seat to God. As, whenever any guest come to our House we offer them Aasana or a well cleaned place or ant cloth, in the same way offer a New, clean, decorated Red cloth to Lord Surya to be seated.
4.Paadya (Washing of feet)
The fourth step is to wash the feet of Lord Surya gently by pouring Water as he get sitted.
5. Arghya (Washing of hands)
Arghya is the fifth step when the Lord Surya is sitted and his feets are washed then we offer Water to wash his Hands.
6. Aachamana (Offering Drinking Water)
We Offer Drinking Water to Lord Surya in his Mouth that is known as Aachamana.
7.Snana (Bathing with Water or panchamruthas)
Wash Lord Surya Idol with Panchamruth i.e. Milk, Yoghurt, Ghee, Honey, Sugar, Sandal Powder as offering Bath and then Sprinkle water.
8.Vastra (Offering New Cloths)
Offer New Clothes to Lord Surya, Give Akshat, Flowers and Garlands.
9.Yajnopavita (Sacred thread)
Offer Sacred Thread with Flowers and Akshathas with Sindur, Chandan, Loung, Mewa, Nariyal.
10.Gandha (Sandal Paste)
Now put Chandan Paste to the forehead of God.
11.Archana (Offering Flowers)
Now Offer Flowers to Lord Surya by reciting her 108 names and offer one flower of each name.
After offering Flowers, now enlight Insence Stick to spread its fragrance.
13.Deepam (Oil Lamp)
Enlight Oil Lamp to Lord Surya which symbolize bringing of Light into Life.
14.Naivedyam (Offering Specially prepared food) Offer Sweets, Fruits to Goddess Durga which is known as Naivedyam.Offer Gud (Jaggary) and Til (Sesame Seeds). Til Ladoo, Til Gajak, Til Chikki, Bajra Khichdi.
15.Tamboolam (Offering Betel Leafs and Betel Nuts)
Now offer Betel leaves and betel nuts to God.
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