Makar Sankranti is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu religion society that they celebrate with great joy and happiness . It is celebrated every year on 14 January after lohri . The word Makar Sankranti has derived from two beautiful words Makar and Sankranti which mean Capricorn and transition that collectively makes Makar Sankranti the transition of the sun in Capricorn
It is celebrated, taking an early morning holy dip in the river and offer prayers to god . Indian’s believe that taking a dip in the holy river Ganga washes away all your problems and makes your soul purest. It is also believed that from Makar Sankranti, the days become longer and the nights become shorter. It symbolises the end of the winter season .
Kite flying is a great part of the festival during the day, at that time the sky is filled with a lot of colorful and different design kites . My Brother is also a kite lover and fly many kites . People made a dish of Til and jaggery that added sparks to the festival.
This festival is celebrated everywhere with love and happiness. At this festival, people give charity to needy people and get blessings from God. We all are blessed to have such festive seasons in our life .
When I was a small child of 12 years my mother told me that on this day Lord Vishnu conquered the demons and buried them under the Mandara Parvatha, thereby marking the day as the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated in different parts of the country with different names such as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh, and Uttarayan in Gujarat.
It is a festival of great importance, joy, happiness, and prosperity. We should forget all our sorrows and lighten our lives with joy and evergreen happiness.
God bless everyone
Author – Luv Sarpal