Happy Makar Sankranti 2015!

14 JAN, 2015
by Bikash Mohanty

Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival which is celebrated in almost all parts of India. This festival marks the transition of Sun into the Makara Rashi (Capricorn) which is a zodiac sign. It is also believed that it marks the spring in India which is a traditional event. Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14, 2015. This festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase for Indian culture. This festival marks the beginning of longer days as compared to nights.

The International Kite Festival also takes place in Gujarat India today. The festival is called Uttarayan. Although the idea of flying kites to celebrate Uttrayan was introduced by Muslims from Persia, today regardless of background or beliefs, people from all over India fly kites.

Meethe gur mein mil gaye til,Udi patang aur khil gaye dil,Har pal sukh aur har din shaanti,Aap sab ke liye laaye Makar Sankranti.  Happy Makar Sankranti, everyone!