08 Jan Radha Krishna Temple Celebrates Makar Sankranti
We invite you to mark the beginning of one of the most auspicious time periods in Indian culture when astronomically the sun transits into Makar or Capricorn – the end of Surya’s dakshinayan or southward journey and starts moving northward again. Here forward the sun starts moving northward again, night begins to shorten, as the sun extends its time above the horizon.
While the name of the celebrations this time of the year and its traditions vary across India, spiritually, the deeper meaning and auspiciousness of the celebrations are the same. Daylight represents truth, knowledge, and virtue, while the darkness symbolizes sin, falsity, and ignorance.
Makar Sankranti – A Festival of Donation and Giving
Giving of any kind is considered especially auspicious during Makar Sankranti.
Gain the Punya of Giving on Makar Sankranti!
Take advantage of this auspicious time – Dhan is considered most auspicious when performed with sincere mind and heart. Radha Krishna Temple welcomes:
*Annadhan or food donations
The light and truth grows strong as the darkness fades, bringing us not only an abundant food harvest, but the chance to sow the seeds of generosity and kindness.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday, January 13th – 5:00 to 8:30pm – Lohri
Celebrate the North Indian traditions of Lohri with outdoor fire, puja, special traditional north Indian treats and Prasad items, dance sequence with Boliyan and Punjabi dhol.
Experience the tastes of authentic Punjabi buffet with Makke ki Roti, Sarson Ka Saag, Besan Kadhi, Rice, Lassi and sweet.
Monday, January 14th, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Uttarayan
Special Makar Sankranti Archana – anytime during darshan hours
10:30 to 11:30am – Surya Namaskar
11:30am – Surya Puja
6:30pm – Haldi Kum Kum
Delicious Makar Sankranti Traditional Treats
Visit Yugal Kunj, the temple canteen to experience some of the delicious traditional treats and Prasad items:
- Special sweet rice and vermicelli payasam according to Pongal tradition
- Sesame seed laddoo
For more information call 469-795-9130 or visit www.radhakrishnatemple.net