The day the Sun enters Cancer sign is called Cancer Sankranti. On this day, the south journey of the Sun God begins, which is also known as Dakshinayan. It is believed that the gods fall asleep during the six-month phase. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day and devotees fast for blessings. There is also Dev Sayani Ekadashi on this day. It is said that donating food and clothes on this day is extremely auspicious.
Cancer solstice marks the beginning of the monsoon season which marks the time of agriculture, which is an important source of income in the country. Dakshinayan ends after Makar Sankranti and Dakshinayan. During all the four months of Dakshinayan, people worship Lord Vishnu. Those who want to perform ancestral sacrifices for their ancestors, offer prayers to the departed souls on the day of Cancer solstice. In 2021, Cancer Solstice is scheduled to fall on Friday, July 16.
Rituals of Cancer solstice day
Devotees should wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath to remove all sins and live afresh.
On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped and during the puja the Vishnu Sahastra name Stotram is chanted. This gives peace and better luck to the devotees.
It is said that all kinds of donations should be done on this day, including grains, clothes and oil. Donations should be made especially to Brahmins.
Along with Lord Vishnu, the Sun God is also prayed and worshiped for health and prosperity on the Cancer solstice.
On this day, you should avoid starting any new or important work, because this day is not auspicious for new tasks.
The purpose of worship and fasting on Cancer solstice is to get relief from all the bad aspects that can affect you or your family. There are many temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu which are filled with devotees to worship on this day. Also, Lord Varaha Swami is worshiped on the Kark Sankranti. In this way, on July 16 in 2021, Cancer Sankranti is going to fall on Friday, on this day people will fast and worship Lord Vishnu and pray for their better future.
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