Celebrated In: India
Dhanu Sankranti otherwise called Dhanur Sankraman is the day when Sun enters into Dhanu Rashi or the indication of Sagittarius. Dhanu Sankranti marks the start of the ninth month in Hindu Solar Calendar.it marks the entry of Dhanu month in Malayalam logbook and Margashirsha and Paush month according to the datebooks followed in north and western parts of India. Dhanur mas end on the Makar Sankranti day.
On Dhanu Sankranti day Surya or the Sun God is worshiped Special requests to God are offered to Surya and individuals likewise take a dunk in heavenly waterways. It is viewed as extremely promising to take a Sankraman Snan or the custom shower in heavenly streams like Ganga, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, and Cauvery.
Dhanu Sankranti is of extraordinary importance in Orissa. This celebration is one of the paramount celebrations of Orissa. Extraordinary supplications to God and pujas are offered to Lord Jagannath on this day. In Orissa Dhanu Sankranti is praised on the first day of lunar Pousha month. Exceptional delicacy made of sweetened rice chips called Dhanu Maun is offered to Lord Jagannath in puja.