May the Makar Sankranti fire burn all the moments of sadness and bring joy, love with its warmth. Happy Makar Sankranti.

 Makar Sankranti is one of the important festivals of Hindu It is     celebrated with great joy and happiness each year. The festival is celebrated every year on 14 or 15 January depending upon the solar cycle. People celebrate by taking an early morning holy dip in the river and offering prayers to the Sun.  

The word Makar Sankranti derives from two words Makar and Sankranti. Makar means Capricorn and Sankranti means transition, which makes Makar Sankranti means the transition of the sun in the Capricorn (Zodiac sign).  

The shift of sun into Capricorn is of divine importance. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy river Ganga washes away all our sins, obstacles with the flow of the river and make our soul pure and blessed.   

It’s a festival of togetherness and delicacies. The main cuisine of this festival is a dish made of Til and jaggery that add sparks to the festival. Kite flying is also a great part of the festival during the day the whole family enjoys kite flying and at that time the sky is filled with a lot of colourful and different design kites.

The different part of the country celebrates this festival differently and calls it with different names. Also, the custom of each and every region is different and each region celebrates it with their respective customs. But the ultimate aim of the festival remains the same throughout the country that is spreading prosperity, togetherness, and joy.

Charity is also an important part of the festival. Donating wheat, rice, and sweets to the needy and poor is part of the festival. It’s a belief, that one who donates with an open heart then God will bring prosperity and happiness in his life and remove every difficulty from the person’s life. That is the reason it is called Khichdi in Uttar Pradesh  and  Bihar.

By summarising, we can say that it is a festival of great importance.It is important not only from a religious point of view but also from a scientific view too. Over and above, it is a festival of happiness and joy and socializing with people. The true aim of the festival is to be respectful to others and live your life in peace and harmony with others.

Above all, be sweet to people just like the til and jaggery that unites to form a mouth watering delicacy.

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