India is a nation of celebration and Indian people groups celebrate according to ceremonies and culture. This adds to satisfaction and excitement. The Indian celebration schedule is loaded with festivities that are admired with much grandeur.
The most famous Indian celebrations are “Makar Sankranti, Vasant Panchami, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Dussehra, Diwali, Durga Puja, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Ganesh Chaturthi, puja Navratri”.
What is The History of the Makar Sankranti Festival As per India Mythology
According to Hindu mythology, Ruler “Surya Dev,”🌞 visits his offspring, Master “Shani,” who is regarded as the decision-making heavenly force of the Capricorn solar sign, on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. It is true that Master “Shani” and “Surya” had a tense relationship, yet on Makar Sankranti, old grudges are set aside and new beginnings are formed.
In Indian tradition, the Makar Sankranti holiday is very significant. as the development of the magnificent Sun in the sign of Capricorn♑ on this day signifies. It is known as “Uttrayan” in various Indian states. Makar Sankranti will occur on January 15 this year. The Sanskrit word “Sankramana,” which means “beginning of development,” is where the word “Sankranti” originates.
Makar Sankranti usually celebrates around the “15th of January” in the year. according to Indian mythology, this festival is celebrated in the month of “Magh”
How do Indians celebrate the “Makar Sankranti” Festival?
This festival is celebrated with extraordinary grandeur and delight 🙂 in India. Its day carries thriving, harmony, and bliss according to Indian culture. On this day Fans bathe in holy water, for example, the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri according to Indian ceremonies. For individuals, doing so pardons them of their wrongdoings. lovers likewise guarantee to offer their thanks and honor the Sun God by playing out a few otherworldly demonstrations. This day individuals prepare homemade desserts using sesame and jaggery, for example, laddoos and chikkis 😋are shared among individuals. This movement represents a longing for solidarity, harmony, and congruity.
How Does “Makar Sankranti” Effect Your Life Astrologically?
This festival is most important astrologically and astronomically. Sun and Saturn are supposed to be antagonistic planets. On this day, Sun goes into the place of Saturn and stays for a month with his child.
The Sun forgets its rage towards Saturn during this phase, indicating the importance of relationships. The alignment of your planets heavily influences relationships with those of your partner.
It is also known as The Kites’ Festival.
It is also a kite festival, with people gathering on their terraces early in the morning. They compete with other kites to ‘cut’ their string. Many cities also have local and international kite festivals, with the Gujarat kite festival being the most well-known.
The celebration varies from state to state. The festivities, the delights organized, and the methods for observing the celebration may differ however the soul and enthusiasm among folks are the same. Such is the majesty and wonder of this ceremony honoring our much-loved Sun God.
This Festival is known by different names in Different States and Countries
This festival is world famous with different names and recognitions, like “Sankranti” in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, “Magh Bihu” in Assam, “Maghi Saaji” in Himachal Pradesh “Maghi” in Punjab, “Sangrand”/ “Uttarain” in Jammu, “Sakrat” in Haryana, “Sukarat” in central India, “Pongal” in Tamil Nadu, “Uttarayana” in Gujarat, “Ghughuti” in Uttarakhand, “Dahi Chura” in Bihar, “Makar Sankranti” in Odisha/Karnataka/ Maharashtra/Goa/ West Bengal, “Shishur Senkrath” in Kashmir, “Sakrat” in Haryana, “Sakraat” in Rajasthan “Maghe Sankranti” in Nepal, “Mohan Songkran“ in Cambodia, “Til Sakraait” in Mithila, “Songkran” in Thailand, “Thingyan” in Myanmar.
Different States Celebrate Different forms of This famous festival-
Makar Sankranti Special Festival in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
The Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated by playing traditional games, dancing, and having family get-togethers. People enjoy lunch with sweets and celebrate for 4 days. Telugu women decorate their homes and entrance with flowers and colors, it’s called “Muggu”.
Makar Sankranti Special Festival in Gujarat
People pray to the God Varun Dev for a wealthy year ahead. They also pray to Mrityunjaya for a long and happy life. The entire festival exudes festivity and is filled with joyous celebrations. The Gujarat Makar Sankranti kite festival is one of India’s most vibrantly colored festivals. The festival signifies the change from winter to summer. People celebrate this event by flying kites, eating a special sweet dish called ‘pithy,’ and exchanging gifts such as sweets and clothes.in this state, on this day, people fly kites, and its festival
Makar Sankranti Special Festival in Rajasthan
In Rajasthan, the Makar Sankranti festival lasts two days. The first day is known as Uttarayana and the second is Dakshinayana. Every year on January 15th, it takes place. Sankranti festival is celebrated with Rajasthan Special delicious traditional sweets such as Dudh-Pheeni, kheer, Rabadi-Ghevar, Gajar Halwa, and til-laddoo
Makar Sankranti Special Festival in Uttar Pradesh
According to Indian mythology, people celebrate Sankranti in various ways, but in Uttar Pradesh, people take an early morning bath in the holy river Ganga and thereafter pray to God for a healthy and happy life. Bathing is thought to bring about significance or peace from wrongdoing. They also give thanks to the sun for their good fortune and success. On this festival, women make sweets using jaggery and til (sesame) famously called til ke ladoo.
Makar Sankranti Special Festival in Delhi
People in Delhi celebrate “Sakraant” with traditional Hindu rituals. It also involves ritual purification through the holy dips in rivers, especially the Yamuna. They give thanks to God and pray for future success and happiness. In desi ghee, people make chawal kheer, roti-churma, and halwa. They donate til-gud to the poor and distribute it to families.
This Sankranti festival brings peace, prosperity, love, and fulfillment into your life😇.