ariel view of kukulkan pyramid during march equinox

Witness the Enigmatic Descent of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá (Spring Equinox)

The Phenomenon of the Spring Equinox

In March, specifically during the spring equinox, the Kukulkan Pyramid (El Castillo) in Chichén Itzá, Mexico, becomes the stage for a breathtaking event. As the sun sets, the northwest corner of the pyramid casts shadows on the western balustrade of the north staircase, creating the illusion of a serpent descending the steps. This celestial event, known as the Descent of Kukulkan or the Descent of the Feathered Serpent, draws thousands of visitors from around the globe.

ariel view of kukulkan pyramid during march equinox

The Significance of the Serpent

The illusion of the serpent represents Kukulkan, a revered deity in Maya mythology, often depicted as a feathered serpent. This event not only showcases the Maya’s sophisticated architectural skills but also their deep understanding of astronomical cycles. The Descent of Kukulkan symbolizes the connection between the cosmos and the terrestrial, with the deity bringing blessings to the earth as it makes its descent.

Chichen Itza kukulkan pyramid

Celebrating Maya Heritage

The occurrence of the Descent of Kukulkan is accompanied by cultural and ceremonial activities that highlight the rich heritage and astronomical wisdom of the ancient Maya. Visitors can immerse themselves in the legacy of a civilization that seamlessly blended science, art, and spirituality. 

This effect is a result of the precise orientation and design of the pyramid, which reflects the advanced understanding of astronomy and architecture by the Maya civilization. The serpent represents Kukulkan, a major Maya deity. These majestic sites serve as a reminder of our divine essence.

Anyextee facing Kukulkan pyramid at Chichen Itza

Descent of Kukulkan at Chichén Itzá Equinox Tour

Embark on this enlightening adventure with esteemed esoteric author and world explorer, Anyextee, renowned anthropologist Luke Caverns, and archaeoastronomer John Lundwall. Together, we’ll unlock the secrets of the past and awaken the divine within you. Don’t miss this transformative experience.

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