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Makar Sankranthi-Season of Joy, Hope and Prosperity
Feb 06, 2017
Makar Sankranthi-Season of Joy, Hope and Prosperity

Makar Sankranti is a festival about kites, sweets, and prayers. In the Northern Hemisphere, sunlight starts the day of Makar Sankranti’s journey.

On Makar Sankranti day, Lord sun meets his son Lord Shani. Lord Shani once ruled Makar Rashi. According to Vedic astrology, Lord sun and Lord Shani cannot go well. Consequently, on Makar Sankranti, bitter previous is forgotten and a new beginning has begun.

In step with the Mahabharata, wounded Bhishma selected to linger and leave his body on Makar Sankranti so that he can get a heavenly house. So, since then it's believed that whoever dies on Makar Sankranti will obtain Nirvana.

On the day of Makar Sankranti, King Bhagirath brought Holy Ganga River to earth and liberated souls of the King Sagar’s sons.

Makar Sankranti is well known on January 14th. It is the simplest pageant that's celebrated on an equal day except for a  few exceptions. On at the moment, sun changes his marks to Makara Rashi.

Makara Sankranti is celebrated differently in specific states. Devotees take a tub in holy rivers and pray solar God. In South India, Makar Sankranti is referred to as Pongal. In Punjab, it's often called Maghi. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is referred to as Sankranti and celebrated for four days. They are Bhogi, Makara Sankranti, Kanuma, and Mukkanuma respectively.

In Assam, it's celebrated as Bhogali Bihu which is a harvest pageant. In Bihar and Jharkhand, it is celebrated on 14th and fifteenth January. It's often called Sankranti or Sakraat or Khichdi and Teel Barfi are made on this pageant. In Delhi and Haryana, brothers gifts Sidha to married sister. In Goa females perform haldi-kumkum. In Gujarat, it is called Uttarayan. It has been celebrated for 2 days and it is likely one of the primary galas for them.

Gujarati humans fly kites on this pageant, which is often called Patangi. In Himachal Pradesh, it's known as Magha Saaji. In Karnataka, kids wear new clothes and visits close and dear ones with Sankranti offerings. Many food items are performed on at the moment. Kumbha Mela is probably the most famous which is held in every 12 years in four holy places.

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We wish all our readers and well-wishers a happy Sankranthi.


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