Makar Sankranti

14 January 2021 –

Makar Sankranti is the harvest festival. We all know that spring is the most pleasant of all seasons. It is accompanied by pleasant weather, calm winds, and a sunny but not scorching weather. All of these reasons together make spring the perfect season to grow crops and sustain high crop yield.

Makar Sankranti, Makar means zodiac sign of Capricornus and Sankraman means transition. From the two words it becomes clear that the sun transitions into Capricornus on that day. As Sun enter into the northern solstice, it is considered as the starting of day of deity.

The fest is also called the Kite festival in several parts of our country. Kites are flown on this day to honor the Sun God. The festival has different names all around the country. The Kumbh Mela is also celebrated during this period. It is conducted at an interval of 12 years.
The celebrations remain incomplete without sweets. These sweets are traditionally made out of white sesame seeds. People wear new clothes and visit relatives for blessings and well wishes.