Makar Sankranti is the main festival in India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in some form or another across India and Nepal. This festival is celebrated only when the sun enters Capricorn in the month of Pausha. In the present century, this festival falls only on the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the month of January. On this day, the sun leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. In Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as a festival called Pongal, while in Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh it is called Sankranti only. in this article you will get Happy Makar Sankranti wishes, images, messages and Sankranti Greetings
why is makar sankranti celebrated
Hindus celebrate Makar Sankranti on the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara, or Capricorn, sign, which is when the sun moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn. As it signals the end of the winter season and the start of the spring season, this event is observed as a sign of rebirth and hope. It is celebrated as a form of thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest and is also connected to the harvesting of crops. In India, the event is celebrated in many ways, such as by trading sweets and tying kites!
What is the difference between Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal?
The only festival is celebrated joyfully across India, but there are differences. Lohri to the north, Pongal to the south, Makar Sankranti, and Gujarat in the west are called Uttarayan. Together, it’s the same festival.
The main reason for this celebration is to welcome spring and the new season. The festival is celebrated in different ways from place to place, like how Pongal is celebrated with parties, gifts, and home visitation; how Lori is celebrated with fire, song, and dance; and how Makar Sankranti is often celebrated with kites.
Why do we celebrate Makar Sankranti and what is its importance?
Makara Sankranti is considered important for spiritual practices, people take holy bath in Ganga, especially Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri. Bathing is believed to bring benefits or forgiveness of past sins. They also pray to the sun and thank them for their success and prosperity.
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