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SankarAnthi festival is the celebration of UtharAyaNa PuNya Kaalam marking the travel of the Sun to the North .In temples like Thirukkudanathai AarAvamudhan , where the Lord rests under Bhaaskara VimAnam , the DakshiNAyanam door is closed and the UttharAyaNam door is opened for the next six months. Surya Namaskara Prasnam and AruNam are source references for the tribute to the Gathi of the Lord residing inside the Sun as ChAyaa SuvarchalA SamEtha Soorya NaarayaNa Parabrahmam in this Vedic tradition.

From a folksy point of view , SanakrAnthi is the celebration of the just completed Winter Harvest and celebration of that Subhiksham.

Credits: V.SatakOpan

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