August 17, 2023,
The people of Uttarakhand and Hindus around the world come together to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Ghee Sankranti. Also known as Singh Sankranti or Olgi Sankranti, this festival holds great significance in the hearts of devotees and is marked with fervour and enthusiasm. This year’s Ghee Sankranti is not just a day on the calendar; it’s a day of devotion, blessings, and a reminder of the importance of faith and tradition.
A Celebration of the Sun God’s Journey:
Ghee Sankranti is celebrated as the Sun God transitions into the Singh Rashi, also known as Leo in the zodiac. This celestial event is considered propitious for embarking on new beginnings, performing significant deeds, and engaging in acts of charity. Devotees believe that seeking blessings from the Sun God during this time can bring about happiness, prosperity, and success in their lives.
The Rituals and Significance:
On this day, devotees gather to pay homage to the Sun God, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Narasimha. The festival carries deep spiritual undertones as devotees offer their prayers, seek blessings, and express gratitude for the bounties of life. The usage of ghee during the celebrations is particularly noteworthy. Ghee, known for its purity and nourishing properties, symbolises the removal of negativity and the ushering in of positivity and well-being.
Warm Wishes and Greetings:
In the age of digital communication, Ghee Sankranti provides an opportunity for friends and families to reconnect, share blessings, and spread joy. Here are some heartfelt wishes and greetings to share on this special occasion:
1. “May the radiant rays of the Sun God fill your life with happiness, prosperity, and boundless success. Wishing you a joyous Ghee Sankranti.”
2. “On this sacred day, let’s join hands and offer our prayers to Surya Dev for eternal peace and prosperity. Happy Ghee Sankranti!”
3. “As the golden sun ascends into the Leo zodiac, may your life be infused with new beginnings and countless blessings. Have a blessed Ghee Sankranti.”
4. “Embrace the warmth and positivity of Ghee Sankranti. May your journey ahead be illuminated by the divine grace of the Sun God.”
5. “May the celestial energies of Ghee Sankranti rejuvenate your spirits and fill your heart with love and harmony. Wishing you a Happy Ghee Sankranti.”
6. “As the Sun God enters a new phase, may you step into a chapter of happiness, health, and success. Happy Ghee Sankranti to you and your loved ones.”
Ghee Sankranti is more than just a festival; it’s a time to connect with one’s spiritual self, reflect on blessings, and strengthen familial and social bonds. It’s a reminder that amidst the modern chaos, there’s immense value in preserving age-old traditions and celebrating the gifts that life offers. As the sun sets on this auspicious day, let us carry forward the spirit of Ghee Sankranti – one of faith, positivity, and devotion – throughout the year.