How do we celebrate Makar Sankranti .

January 14, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Makara Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun). It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India and Nepal celebrate their harvest.  It marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara rashi (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.

Best thing to do on Makar sankranti :

Flying Kite .

How do we celebrate Sankranti festival :

Praying to the sun and the use of black sesame (til) and jaggery are also integral parts of the festival. A number of fairs take place in different places across India to celebrate Makar Sankranti, the most famous being the Kumbha Mela, held every 12 years at either Haridwar, Prayag (Prayagraj), Ujjain or Nashik.

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Why do we celebrate Sankranti :

Makar Sankranti also known as Makara Sankranti is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent to observe the day which marks the shift of the sun into ever-lengthening days. … Makar Sankranti is believed to be a time for peace and prosperity.

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What do we eat on Sankranti :

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  • Til Chikkis / Laddoos. …
  • Chiwda Curd (Dahi Chooda) …
  • Khichdi Papad. …
  • Churma, Halwa and Kheer. …
  • Puran Poli. …
  • Undhiyu.

How many days do we celebrate Sankranti :

4 daysSankranti is celebrated usually for 3 to 4 days, with each day having a set of rituals associated with it. Kite flying – The sky is filled with colourful kites during the day and sky lanterns at night.