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Makar Sankranti 2017 - January 14 (Saturay)

Makar SankrantiMakar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour and gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year on the 14th of January (with just a few exceptions when it is celebrated either on 13th or 15th of January)

Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere and thus it signifies an event wherein the Sun-God seems to remind their children that 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'- may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.

To Hindus, the Sun stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the Sun does from the Day of Makar Sankranti.

The festival of Makar Sankranti is highly regarded by the Hindus from North to down South. The day is known by various names and a variety of traditions are witnessed as one explores the festival in different states.

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This is really awesome amazing collection on MS Comment  #8
by Faiz Israili on Jan 13, 2016 4:00 AM IST Report Abuse
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by heena on Jun 17, 2014 11:41 AM IST Report Abuse
Happy Makar Sankranti Comment  #4
by Ruchika on Jan 15, 2013 12:05 PM IST Report Abuse
it is very nice and informative.thanks. Comment  #3
by komal nahar on Jan 14, 2013 4:51 PM IST Report Abuse
Makar sankranti hume yaad dilati h ki hume apne spno ko uchi udan deni chahiye,un spno ko jin spno k liye hume har baar ek nya saal milta h kuch kar dikhane k liye... Comment  #2
by Amit gurjar on Jan 14, 2013 1:29 AM IST Report Abuse
Makar sankranti is known for the kite flying in Jaipur... It is just awesome.... Looking forward to Makar Sankranti 2013 celebrations... Comment  #1
by Ashish on Jan 1, 2013 1:23 AM IST Report Abuse
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