Makar Sankranti

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Makar Sankranti


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The festival of Makar Sankranti is a festival of Hinduism dedicated to the Sun God. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year in the winter months in January. 

                 The special thing of this festival is that this festival is celebrated every year on 14 January. This festival is not celebrated on different dates like other festivals. 
        Sometimes this festival is celebrated one day before the 14th, that is, January 13 or one day later, on January 15. The main festival of Hindus, Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different states, cities and villages of India with the tradition and rituals prevailing there.


When Celebrate Makar Sankranti

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          Makar Sankranti is an ancient and major festival of Hindus which is celebrated every year on 14 January according to the Gregorian calendar. The main festival of Hindus, Makar Sankranti is the tradition and rituals prevailing in different states, cities and villages of India. Is celebrated with. This festival sometimes falls before or after a day but it happens very rarely. Makar Sankranti, the major festival of Hindus, is celebrated in different states, cities and villages of India with the tradition and rituals prevailing there. goes .

According to Hindi month, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the fifth day of Panchami-Shashti in the month of Magha.


Why Celebrate Makar Sankranti


The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated when the Sun enters Capricorn. This festival is celebrated when the sun enters Uttarayan. It is believed that when the sun travels from east to south, the effect of its rays is bad for us. But when the sun starts moving from east to north, then its rays are beneficial for health and increase peace.
According to astrologers, on the day of Makar Sankranti, the Sun enters Capricorn except Sagittarius. Due to which the speed of Uttarayan of Sun starts and this festival is celebrated.

Way to celebrate


The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the Sun's entry into Uttarayan. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the entry of Capricorn, except the sun sign. 

       This festival is dedicated to Lord Surya, the god of Hinduism. People observe many practices on the festival of Makar Sankranti.
           This festival of Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of long days. The night of Makar Sankranti is the biggest night. 
                 People believe in the festival of Makar Sankranti with different beliefs and customs. On Makar Sankranti, people bathe in rivers especially Yamuna, Ganga, Godavari, Kaveri and Krishna. After bathing, people pray to the sun and pray for their success and prosperity.

           In many parts of India, sticky sweets are made from sesame and jaggery. Which is considered a symbol of peace and happiness. 
  
     On the festival of Makar Sankranti, people celebrate cattle care, kite flying and family husk-mazak with each other. Taking bath early in the morning on Makar Sankranti is considered auspicious. On this day, people wake up early in the morning and take bath without eating.

On the day of Makar Sankranti, the celebration of kite flying takes place at Zoro. The sky is filled with kites. People do kite-flying with each other. 
         In some parts of India, the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated because a demon was killed on this day.



Other Name



         This auspicious festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different regions of India with some variations. This festival is known by different names in different parts.
It is known by different names in different states of India.

Makar Sankranti in Karnataka is called Sugi Hubba.

In Andhra Pradesh it is known as Makara sankramana.

In Telangana it is celebrated as Makar Sankranti.

In Odisha it is called Makara Sankranti and Makara Mela and Makara Chaula.

In Goa it is called Haldi Kumkum or Sankranti.

In Tamil Nadu it is called Thai Pongal, Uhavar.

In Gujarat it is celebrated as Uttarayan.

It is celebrated as Maghi in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

In Assam it is called Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu.

In Kashmir valley it is called Shishar Saenkraat.

In Mithila it is called Tila Sakrait.

In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, it is known as Khichdi.



Apart from India, this festival is celebrated differently by Hindus in other countries as well.

In Nepal it is called Magh Sankranti or Maghi.

In Sri Lanka it is celebrated as Thai Pongal.

In Malaysia, it is celebrated as Thai Pongal.

In Pakistan it is known as Tirmoori.

In Bangladesh it is celebrated as Shakrain / Poush Sangkranti 

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