Even before the storm of New Year has subsided we have the next festival ready which happens to be Makar Sankranti. Primarily a harvest festival, it is celebrated with great pomp and fervour across India. Each state has a unique way of celebrating the same in tune with the indigenous culture but the underlying notion of the celebration is to welcome the harvest season. Sankranti is believed to mark a new beginning. It is widely believed to bring in wealth and prosperity to our lives. Let us deal in depth a few details about the festival and the significance of the same.
Makar Sankranti – The history
Makar Sankranti is celebrated on Jan 15. The festival marks the transition of sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn which happens to be holy as per Indian customs. The preceding month is considered as inauspicious so all the holy activities can be sanctified from this date.
Legend has it that Capricorn is a sign of Saturn i.e. Shani Bhagvan, and sun enters the planet. Sun is considered to be the father of Saturn and as per mythology, Sun and Saturn do not get along well. But on this day every year, father buries the rift with his son and goes to meet him for the welfare of the humans. As both sun and Saturn are powerful planets capable of striking good fortunes on a human’s life. Both the gods are worshipped on this day. In places such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Pongal festivities take place over four days.
People venerate their cattle and livestock on this day as a way of expressing their gratitude. Houses are decorated and house fronts are adorned with colourful rangolis. In fact, an entire day of celebration is set aside for the livestock be decorating it and feeding them sumptuously. The aroma of sweet pongal made with jaggery and ghee-fried cashew nuts is simply too hard to resist. Another important associated with this festival is flying of colourful kites. This is the day we see the entire sky is decorated with colourful kites. This is a custom that is more commonly followed in North India. All said, people celebrate this festival with fervour and much happiness. This is the time to erase negativity from your lives and bask in happiness and wisdom.
Deccan Rummy Promotions
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