January Bulletin 2014
After hectic celebration of Makar sankranti , now all of you have been adjusted in your routine life. Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India. Makara Sankranti is asolar event making one of the few Indian festivals which fall on the same date in the Gregorian Calender every year: 14 January, with some exceptions when the festival is celebrated on 13 or 15 January.
Makar Sankranti has an astrological significance, as the sun enters the Capricorn (Sanskrit:Makara ) zodiac constellation on that day.
Precession of the Earth’s axis (called ayanamsa) causes Makara Sankranti to move over the ages. A thousand years ago, Makara
Sankranti was on 31 December and is now on 14 January.