The date 14th January, everyone eagerly waits for it. An auspicious occasion i.e. Makar Sankranti is celebrated on this day at various places of India with different names and significance but with high spirit. It’s an important festival of the Hindus.
On this day sun passes from one sign of the zodiac to the next. It is among the cherished festivals of people of India which is celebrated with zest and fervour. In Gujarat and Rajasthan it is popular as ‘Festival of Kites‘.
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- Uttar Pradesh
On this special occasion local people take ritual bath in the holy River Ganga. In Allahabad a big fair is organized known as ‘Magha-Mela’. And many people donate til, gud and khichdi to the poor ones.
In Punjab, one day before a Lohri is celebrated with zest and pomp. Major attraction of this festival is dance and food. Punjabis enjoy Bhangra in front of bonfire and women make popular cuisine of here i.e. Makke ki Roti & Sarson ka Saag in dinner.
- Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu, it is popular as Pongal, and it is 4-day long festival. On this day Sun God is prayed for wealth and prosperity and for making the harvest successful. Rice pudding is prepared from the freshly harvested milk, rice and jaggery.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated with gusto and fervor in Gujarat. On this special occasion gifts are shared among friends and relatives. From sunrise to sunset, sky is filled with colorful Kites. If you are here and not celebrated this famous festival then you are the unlucky person.
In Bengal, Ganga Sagar fair is organized on this special occasion. Millions of pilgrims from various cities come here to attend the special Puja for thanking the Sun God for good harvest. It is held at the place where the Bay of Bengal and the river Ganga (Ganges) join.
Bright and colorful kites with beautiful designs can be seen in Rajasthan especially in Jaipur and Jodhpur on this auspicious day. Children, Adults and all family members gather on the roof top and enjoy the kite flying. Women prepares til laddoos, Moongfali, gazak, and dal pakodi.
In Maharashtra, people wear black colored dresses on Makar Sankranti to keep the body warm and til (sesame seeds) also has importance because of it. Neighbors and Relatives exchange Til and Guds on this day.
Harvest Festival or Makar Sankranti is celebrated in Delhi for entrance of the harvest season. This festival also gives indication of coming of spring season. It is celebrated with joy and happiness.
Kite flying enthusiasts waiting for 14. Wonderful scenario of sky on this day make you stay at one place and allure you to feel the beauty. Every rooftop of house is seemed with families and friends gathering and some are flying colorful kites.
Get enjoyment of this festival at some other places with different methods. Hope, you will get new beautiful experience!!
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