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Makar Sankranti

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Introduction:

Makar Sankranti, also known as the Kite festival, is a popular Hindu festival. It is known as Maghi in Punjab. In Uttar Pradesh, the festival is known as ‘Khichiri’. In Gujarat and Rajasthan, the festival is known as Uttarayan

The various festivities of the different states are the main attractions. Also, the day of Makar Sankranti is considered to be auspicious and meritorious.

Makar Sankranti is among the most auspicious occasions for Hindus and is celebrated in almost all parts of India. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated in many cultural forms with immense devotion, fervor and Excitement. The festival is celebrated on 14th January and is possibly the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day each year with just a few exceptions.

The festival of Makar Sankranti marks the change of the Sun into Makara Rashi (Capricorn) on its Astronomical path. The festival is highly believed by Hindus from North India to down in South India. The day is also known by Different names and various traditions are witnessed as one experiences the festival in different states.

 

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How celebrate is makar sankranti?

This massive celebrated in different parts of India.

Makar Sankranti is considered as one of the Good days for Hindus.

Makar Sankranti is generally celebrated a day after the Lohri fesitval. It is celebrated on 14th day of January every year.

The festival is celebrated differently in different parts of India. Thousands of people take a dip in the river Ganga and pray to the Sun God.

Assam it is celebrated as Bhogali Bihu which is a harvest festival.

The fair is held in many cities.

Kumbha Mela is the most famous which is held once in 12 years in four holy locations.

People bathing in the holy Ganges.

 

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Importance of makar sankranti

The festival of Makar Sankranti is very important because it refers to the Infection of sun into the zodiac house of Capricorn.

Makar Sankranti promotes a feeling of sense of unity among peoples.

People forget their past complaint and forgive each other.

It is a harvest festival; it is extremely important for for the farmers.

 

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