Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

Makar Sankranti 2018 Interesting facts which you need to know about the harvest festival

Dedicated to the sun god, the harvest festival celebrates the beginning of long days and is generally celebrated on the same date every year - January 14.

The festival has different names from North to South. Music by Ismail Darbar, the song has a handsome classic touch which helps you to celebrate the festival traditionally. I wish you and your family a very Happy Makar Sankranti.

Makar is the Sanskrit word for Capricorn while Sankranti is the Sanskrit word for transition.

The festival also marks the early stages of the Rabi crop, where crops have already been sown. Celebrated with different names all over the country, the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal symbolize the happiness that comes with good harvest and is a celebration of a positive transformation in people's lives.

And PM Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan. Have lots of fun on Makar Sankranti. Both of the ingredients have a key significance in the festival.

Fairs are a must during Makar Sankranti and many melas are organised in several parts of the country. It is also an important day to visit the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh). It is marked by people taking holy dips in rivers and colourful kites adorning the sky.

The harvest festival is here. Indeed, they are a ideal reason to spend some time with family and friends, a thing which we have lost in the hustle and bustle of our busy life.

Not many know that Makar Sankranti draws parallel with western festival, Thanksgiving.

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