Makar Sankranthi Festival importance

Makar Sankranthi Festival importance

 
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Makar Sankranti is one of the major harvest festivals which are celebrated with lot of enthusiasm. It is said that on the day of Makar Sankranti, the Sun enters the sphere of Capricorn zodiac known as Makar. Further the term ‘Sankranti’ signifies the movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another. Thus, the auspicious day is named as Makar Sankranti, which perfectly defines the movement of the Sun to the sphere of Makara. makar Sankranti is one of the few Hindu festivals which is celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14th January every year. 


The term ‘Sankranti’ signifies the movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another. Thus, the auspicious day is named as Makar Sankranti, which perfectly defines the movement of the Sun to the sphere of Makara. Makar Sankranti is one of the few Hindu festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14th January every year.

Sankranti is celebrated all over India but is known by different names. In Gujarat Makar Sankranti is known as Uttarayan whereas in Tamil Nadu it is known as Pongal, Uzhavar Thirunal. In Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab it is named as Maghi. Before the arrival of this festival, people start preparing sweets and lip-smacking dishes to celebrate a good harvest period. Women offer the Shreemangalchandika prapatti and even offer it after the sunset on the day of Sankranti. This auspicious day holds significance, Mata Mahishasurmardini, with the purpose of destroying Mahishasur, first set foot on earth, in the Kataraaj ashram of Rishi Kardam and Devahuti.


As the festival is celebrated in winters, people start preparing foods which can give them give them energy and also keep their body warm. Tilguls Laddu of Til (Sesame) is made up of Jaggery and devotees also pay respect to Goddess Saraswati. People greet each other Happy Sankranti by saying Tilgul Ghya Aani God God Bola. Makar Sankranti is all about forgetting bitter and sad moments which happened in the past and welcoming the new phase of life which is full of purity, knowledge and wisdom.  Happy Makar Sankranti 2017!!!

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