Makar Sankranti 2018

Makar Sankranti Festival - 14th January, 2018

Sun enters the Capricorn sign on 14th January. In south India, the Tamil year begins from this date. This festival is known as “Thai Pongal” in South India. Sindhi people call this festival as “Tirmauri”.

Makar Sankranti: A festival of Donation

On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankrati, bathing in Haridwar, Kashi and other spiritual sites have a great significance. This day, other than God Sun, Lord Vishnu is also worshiped.
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Makar Sankranti Celebrations in different States of India

Makar Sankranti is India’s unbreakable tradition of culture and livelihood.It is a symbol of unity in diversity. This festival gives a message of unity to not just India but to the whole world.
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Lohri: A Festival of Fun and Gaiety, 13 January, 2018

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.
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Astronomical Basis of Makar Sankranti

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 life.
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Makar Sankranti Recipes

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.
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Spiritual and Religious Significance of Makar Sankranti

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.
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Dip on Makar Sankranti Festival

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.

Sankranthi festival 2018, Sun in Uttarayan

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.

Kites Festival(Patang Parva)-Gujarat, 14 January 2018

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.

Pongal Festival 2018

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 day.