Makar Sankranti 2018 date, significance and celebrations: 10 facts

Makar Sankranti 2018 date, significance and celebrations: 10 facts

Wishing that the rising sun of Makar Sankranti fills your life with bright and happy moments. Bonfire and folk songs are a major part of the celebration and a puja parikrama (prayers) around the bonfire is performed followed by the distribution of prasad.

Makar Sankranti generally marks the beginning of the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh while in South India, in Kerala, one of the most austere and hard pilgrimages of Shabrimala ends on this auspicious day.

The festival also marks the early stages of the Rabi crop, where crops have already been sown.

India Tv- Happy Makar Sankranti 2018
Happy Makar Sankranti 2018

Makar Sankranti denotes the transition of sun from the zodiac Sagittarius to Capricorn. It is also the first day of the month of Magha. This is the beauty of the festival.

Actress Hema Malini shared multiple pictures of the different festivals and wrote, "Festive season coming up!" People in Gujarat celebrate Makar Sankranti as Uttarayan and fly kites in the day.

In a series of tweets, he greeted various communities celebrating the festivals in different forms in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Gujarat. Not many of us know the significance of kites today. Functions were organised at several places to mark the day. "Many take a holy dip in the river to wash away their sins on this pious day". It is a harvest festival, and the Sun God (Surya Bhagavan) is worshiped for good harvest. May you have a wonderful Makar Sankranti. 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.

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