Today we celebrate MAKAR SANKRANTI, the Hindu festival dedicated to Surya, the Sun god — the giver of all life on earth, ever traveling in his chariot, who keeps a vigilant eye on the deeds of mortals and celestials alike.
Worship of the Sun is very ancient: since the dawn of civilisation, both human and animal life have been dependent on the creative and destructive powers of the Sun god. Spiritually, the Sun plays the symbolic role of the male, while Mother Earth is the female receiving the seed, nourishing and nurturing growth.
Legend says that Surya once wed Sanjana, the beautiful daughter of the Cosmic Architect Vishwakarma, and that they had three children: Manu, progenitor of Mankind; Yama, the god of Death; and Yami, goddess of the holy Yamuna river.
But after some time, the intense light and heat radiating from her fiery husband having burned her skin, Sanjana started planning to escape...
You can read the full story of the Legend of the Sun God, here.
Aujourd'hui on célèbre MAKAR SANKRANTI, le festival hindou dédié à Surya, le dieu Sole