Makar Sankranti is biggest festival for Indian people. Makar Sankranti festival comes in 14th January every year. Makar Sankranti Day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Surya (Sun God). On this day many people enjoy of flying kites. According to mythology this day is good for donation of food, cloth and money.
Meaning Of Festival Makar Sankranti
Meanings of Sankranti is 'change' and 'Makar' means 'Capricorn'.
So that, Festival Makar Sankranti is the day when the Sun ( God Surya ) enters into the zodiac Capricorn or Makara.
Scientifically, Makar Sankranti day marks the starting of warmer and longer days compared to the nights.
Makar Sankranti marks the ending of winter season and starting of a new harvest or spring season.
In Other Words, Makar Sankranti is also regarded as the starting of an auspicious phase in Hindu culture.
Makar Sankranti Festival marks the end of an inauspicious period which according to the Hindu calendar starts around mid-December.
According to hindu mythology any good and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu Culture, Makar Sankranti day onwards.
Makar Sankranti Festival is celebrated in all parts of India by all communities with different forms and names.
In Bengal, Makar Sankranti is noted for the Ganga Sagar Mela and Pithey parban.
In Assam, Makar Sankranti is well-known for the Bhogali Bihu.
In Orissa, Makar Sankranti Festival is noted for Makar Mela.
In North India, Makar Sankranti is noted for the Lohri.
In Central India, Makar Sankranti is noted for the Sankranti.
In Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti Festival is observed as Pongal.
In Andhra Pradesh, Makar Sankranti Festival is observed as Sankranthi.
In Kerala, the famous Sabarimala Pilgrimage comes to an finish with sighting of the Makaravilakku.
In Gujarat and Rajasthan, Makar Sankranti Festival is observed as Uttarayan.
In Allahabad, Makar Sankranti is an important bathing date during the famous Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela at Sangam (Prayag).
Pongal Kalash in Tamil nadu