In Punjab the life is lead in a different style. A tradition of living life with
fun and gaiety, enjoying very moment, can be seen here. Glimpse of this life style
can be seen on Lohri festival, 13th January.
Makar Sankranti is a festival of nature. Without the presence of nature, we can
not live even for a moment.Makar Sankranti is a way or synonym to thank for this
blessing. Sun is a factor of life, light and growth. It is an integral part of our
Makar Sankranti is one of the important festivals of India. This festival is associated
with nature, season change and agriculture. All the three things are base of life.
Makar Sankranti is India’s major festival. This day, sun moves from Tropic of Capricorn(Dakhshinayan)
to Tropic of Cancer(Uttarayana). Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different states
of nation with different names.
Makar Sankranti is known as the major festival in terms of religious and spiritual
form. As the sun enters the Uttarayan(Tropic of Cancer), this day, the night for
Gods is ended and day time is started.
From the day of Sankranthi, Muhurt (favorable period) of doing auspicious work is
started. From this day sun moves out of Dakshinayan and enters Uttarayan.
On the 14 of January, sun enters the Capricorn sign. From this day, sun starts
entering the Uttarayan. This day is celebrated as a festival in India.
Sun enters the Capricorn sign on Pongal festival is related to agriculture and is
celebrated in southern part of India. This festival reflects the prosperity and
marks the harvesting of a new crop. Its meaning is “khichdi” which is made on this