Makar Sankranti 2021: Know Why Makar Sankranti Festival Is Celebrated.

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The auspicious period of Uttarayan starts on Makar Sankranti. The Sun god is worshipped on Makar Sankranti. Devotees on Sankranti also worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

Makar Sankranti is the first big festival of the year celebrated across India. Makar Sankranti is a perfect example of unity in diversity. Every state in India has different ways of celebrating Makar Sankranti but the theme - harvest season - is the uniting factor. Makar Sankranti is essentially a celebration of a bumper harvest. According to the Hindu calendar, there are 12 Sankranti days in a year. Each Sankranti marks the beginning of a month and is observed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Nepal. Sankranti also represents the movement of the Sun from one constellation to another. From Makar Sankranti, the Sun starts moving towards the northern hemisphere, marking the end of the winter season and days start getting longer. Hence, Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayan, the beginning of an auspicious period.

The Sun becomes Uttarayan with Makar Sankranti . On this day, there is a lot of importance of reciting pooja along with charity. Donating on this day gives many times more fruit. This time Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 14 January. Makar Sankranti is also called the festival of khichdi in many places. On this day eating khichdi as well as flying kites is considered auspicious.


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