14th January - Makar Sankranti

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This day is very good and excellent in Indian history. People flying kites on this day and enjoy with fun..!!!!

Makara Sankranti

It is a Hindu festival celebrated in India. It is a harvest festival. It is the Hindi/Indo-Aryan languages name for Makara Sankranthi.

It marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path.It is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional.

Astrological Significance

On this day, sun enters the Capricorn zodiac constellation. It remains almost constant with respect to the Gregorian calendar. A thousand years ago, Makara Sankranti was on 31 December and is now on 14 January. According to calculations, from 2050 Makar Sankranti will fall on 15 January.

People Love: Kite Flying

Specially in Gujarat, peoples Enjoy Kite Flying from morning. They are started to flying kite from early morning and Enjoy it whole day..!!!

Undhiyu (spicy, baked mix of winter vegetables) and chikkis (made from til (sesame seeds), peanuts and jaggery) are the special festival recipes savoured on this day and Enjoying this festival with Friends and Family.

This day also known as Uttarayan in Gujarat and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.

Makar Sakranti - In All Over India

All over the country, Makar Sankranti is observed with great fanfare. However, it is celebrated with distinct names and rituals in different parts of the country.

In the states of northern and western India, the festival is celebrated as the Sankranti day with special zeal and fervor. The importance of this day has been signified in the ancient epics like Mahabharata also.

So, apart from socio-geographical importance, this day also holds a historical and religious significance. As, it is the festival of Sun God and he is regarded as the symbol divinity and wisdom, the festival also holds an eternal meaning to it.


This festival is observed largely in Orissa by both 'Arya' and 'Anarya' i.e, by general and Adivasi(Tribal) caste. Since this occasion falls just after the harvesting of the
paddy crops is over in Orissa. Particularly, the festival is observed largely among all
with joy and ceremony.


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