The holy dip washes away all the sins
The Sun, oon and rivers also have a great importance in the Hinduism. The movements of the planets and stars have a huge significance on the human life as per Hinduism. During a particular period the sun god transit from one phase to other like, Makar rashi to Kumbha rashi. Kumabha Sankranti is the eleventh of the twelve sankratis that occur in a year. Many people across various communities celebrate this festival with faith offering religious rituals. This major festival Kumbha Sankranti is also celebrated with the Kumbha mela, which is one of the largest gathering of the world. There are various locations where the Kumbha Melas are organized. According to the astrology this day has huge significance as the Sun changes the Zodiac which has a lot of effects on other moon signs as well.
The rituals followed by people:
People normally take bath in the holy rivers on the eve of Kumbha Sankranti. There are various holy places where the importance of and devotees mostly dip in the sacred rivers like Ganges in Haridwar, Yamuna in Allahabad, Shipra in Ujjain and Godavari in Nasik. Devotes gain peace and happiness upon their dip in the holy river Ganges on Kumbha sankranthi and is nowhere compared to any other bath taken on any important days.
The major ritual followed on this special day is making great offerings to cows on this auspicious day. People believe that all the sins they have committed till that moment are washed off by the holy water of the sacred rivers so that they can start up their new lives with joy and spirit. This auspicious festival is celebrated by the entire family members in all regions of the country ensuring all the family members are blessed.