Happy Makar Sankranti 2019
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The festival of Makar Sankranti is very important because it refers to the transition of sun into the zodiac house of Capricorn.
Makar Sankranti, also known as the Kite festival, is a popular Hindu festival. It is known as Maghi in Punjab. In Uttar Pradesh, the festival is known as ‘Khichiri’. In Gujarat and Rajasthan, the festival is known as Uttarayan.
Due to the variation in tradition through different cultures of India, the celebration procedure and myths behind the festival varies from region to region. The festival is dedicated to Sun God.
Why is Makar Sankranti celebrated?
Makar Sankranti is observed to celebrate the transition of sun into the zodiac house of Capricorn. The Hindi version of Capricorn is “Makara”. Hence this day is known as “Makar Sankranti”. Sun God is worshiped at many places.
Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival. It is celebrated to mark the arrival of spring season.
Makar Sankranti promotes a feeling of sense of unity among peoples.
People forget their past grievances and forgive one another.
Since it is a harvest festival, it is of utmost importance for the farmers.