New Year Special Hindu Festivals of 2018 associated with Deities and Mantras
Makar Sankranthi January 14
This day dedicated to the worship of Lord Surya (Sun God). Appropriate Mantra (Gayatri Mantra): "Om, Bhur Bhuvah Svah,Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi,Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat." Transliteration in English: "O thou existence Absolute, Creator of the three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy divine light.