Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

Traditional sweet prepared during Makar Sankranti. It is a day to show our gratitude to the farmers who play an important role in growing the food we eat. It is observed in different ways, in different parts of India.

The customers shared that Makar Sankranti is a couple of days away; which is why the people have started purchasing the items for the festival's celebration.

The festival also marks the early stages of the Rabi crop, where crops have already been sown. The occasion which marks the transition of the sun into the Makar rashi or the zodiac sign Capricorn, also brings an end to winter solstice. People in North India celebrate the day with Khichri, while in Tamil Nadu, Sankranti is known by the name of "Pongal". This is the beauty of the festival. In Gujarat, the event is celebrated as a two-day festival including Uttarayan and Vasi Uttarayan. The festival is celebrated on three days with different traditions being involved for the three days. People in Gujarat celebrate Makar Sankranti as Uttarayan and fly kites in the day.

This song is a special Rajasthani folk song for the Kite Festival, Makar Sankranti.

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What is the significance of the festival? Not many know that jaggery is a good source of iron.

Devotees took holy dip at Ganga Sagar in West Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sakranti. Indeed, they are a ideal reason to spend some time with family and friends, a thing which we have lost in the hustle and bustle of our busy life.

The harvest festival is here. May you have a wonderful Makar Sankranti.

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