Makar Sankranti is a famous festival in India. Sankranti means “movement and everything that we know as life is a movement. Various festivals of the multiple states are the foremost attractions of India.Moreover, Makar Sankranti is an auspicious and worthy day.Makar Sankranti signifies the beginning of the sun’s journey to the Northern Hemisphere (Makara Raasi).It is which stands for the commencement of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is a day of celebration all over the country.

 History of Makar Sankranti

For Hindus, Makar Sankranti is among the first favorable occasions.It is celebrated in most of the regions of India. Furthermore, It is a harvest festival and celebrated by various cultural forms with breathtaking devotion, enthusiasm, and cheerfulness. The festival is celebrated in January and furthermore, it is only real Indian festival whose date invariably falls on same day annually.

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Sam (good) + Kranti (change/ revolution) Makar Sankranti is the day the Sun enters Makar (Capricorn) Rashi. It marks the day the Sun starts moving north and (uttarayan) the half of the year characterized by increasing daylight begins.

The festival of Makar Sankranti marks the changes of the Sun into Makara Rashi (Capricorn) on its spiritual pathway. Makar Sankranti is celebrated by Hindus from North India to down towards in South India.

Celebration of  Makar Sankranti

The festival is celebrated as the most auspicious days for Hindus. Moreover, The festival of Makar Sankranti is well-known and celebrated differently in different parts of India. People from different places take a dip in the river Ganga and pray to the Sun God. The southern part of India celebrates it as a Pongal and further in the Muktsar region of Punjab, it is celebrated as Maghi. It stands as a trope for grasping to their beloved God.

Makar sankranti - til kite kumbh

In rural areas, cockfights are held as an essential event of the festival. Celebrated in winters, food prepared during this pageant is formed to stay the body heat and provides energy.

Laddu of Til (Sesame) created with sugar is the festivals specialty. The celebration of Makara Sankranti jointly honors and pays respect to Saraswati ( Goddess of Knowledge ). Makara Sankranti represents lighting, peace, affluence, and happiness.

Many Melas or fairs are held during Makar Sankranti. The most popular among them is the Kumbh Mela which happens every twelve years at one in every of four holy places. Further four holy places where it happens include Haridwar, Prayag, (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nashik.

The Magh Mela (or mini-Kumbh Mela) happens annually at Prayag.The Gangasagar Mela (held at the pinnacle of the Ganges River), Tusu Mela in parts of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Furthermore, Makar Mela within the province is some of the other fairs celebrated on this day.

In India, the festival is incredibly famous among Hindus. So this festival is celebrated with lots of joy and happiness within various parts of  India.

So finally, our article on “Happy Makar Sankranti: Lovable Festival of Hindu’s” ends here.Hope you liked it and further you can reach us through a comment section below.



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