Makar Sankranthi 2018 Significance : History and Reason to Celebrate holy festival

The importance of Makar Sankranti and why is it celebrated?

The festival is celebrated on the same day every year in india that follows the solar calendar.

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In Assam, the festival is celebrated as Magh Bihu. Makar Sankranti is popular for sesame candies and kites, as this auspicious day marks the arrival of spring in India.

Happy Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal, folks! For most parts of India, this period is a part of early stages of the Rabi crop and agricultural cycle, where crops have been sown and the hard work in the fields is mostly over.

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Makar Sankranti denotes the transition of sun from the zodiac Sagittarius to Capricorn. People in North India celebrate the day with Khichri, while in Tamil Nadu, Sankranti is known by the name of "Pongal". It is also the first day of the month of Magha.

Prime Minister Modi also extended Uttarayan wishes to the people of Gujarat. Have lots of fun on Makar Sankranti. The day marks the end of winters and beginning of spring. The festival holds a great religious significance for Hindus and a large number of people visit the Prayag city (Allahabad) to bathe in Sangam (confluence of the three holy rivers, namely Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati River). Indeed, they are a flawless reason to spend some time with family and friends, a thing which we have lost in the hustle and bustle of our busy life. It is a harvest festival, and the Sun God (Surya Bhagavan) is worshiped for good harvest.

Not many know that Makar Sankranti draws parallel with western festival, Thanksgiving.

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