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created Jan 14th, 12:59 by Deepaksharma13



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Makar Sankranti is celebrated when the sun is Uttarayan. When the Sun passes through the Tropic of Capricorn after turning Uttarayan. Then Makar Sankranti is celebrated. Sometimes it is celebrated a day earlier or later i.e. on 13th or 15th of January instead of 14th. But this rarely happens, the relationship of Makar Sankranti is dependent on the geography of the earth and the position of the sun. And whenever the Sun comes on the Tropic of Capricorn. That day happens. Therefore, January 14 is the same day as Makar Sankranti.
According to astrologers From the point of view of astrology, on this day the Sun leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. And begins the movement of the Sun's Uttarayan. In our Hindu religion, the date for celebrating each festival depends on the astrologer and on our geographical conditions. Astrologers decide the date of festivals according to them with the right date and knowledge, which is also correct. In India each festival is called by different names in different regions, while the reason for celebrating is the same. Like in Andhra Pradesh Kerala, and Karnataka it is called Sankranti. And in Tamil Nadu it is known as Pongal festival in Punjab and Haryana it is known as Lohri. Which is celebrated to welcome the new crop. In Assam, it is celebrated as Bihu, even though its name and date of celebration are different in every province, but the joy and recognition of celebrating is the same. The food on Makar Sankranti is also different in different regions. But dal and rice khichdi is the main identity of this festival. It is especially important to eat it with jaggery and ghee. Apart from this, sesame and jaggery also have great importance on Makar Sankranti. On this day, getting up early in the morning and bathing with sesame seeds is done. Apart from this, sesame jaggery laddoos and other dishes are made. On this day, the married women also exchange the ingredients of the honeymoon. Makar Sankranti is also considered as the festival of bathing and charity. Bathing in pilgrimages and holy rivers has significance on this day. Also, donating sesame jaggery, khichdi, fruits, and according to the zodiac, virtue is attained.  Makar Sankranti is a festival of joy. Apart from all these beliefs kite flying is also important on Makar Sankranti festival. Flying kites has a special significance on this day people fly kites with great joy and enthusiasm.   

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