Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January every year. Makar (Capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign and Sankranti means to change direction. According to Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti occurs when the sun changes its direction northwards from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius) to enter the Makar Rashi (Capricorn) in the month of Poush and Makar Sankranti is considered very auspicious day and it is believed any sacred ritual or task can be started or performed on this day and it will be fruitful. It marks the beginning of harvesting season and end of chilly winter season.
Makar Sankranti Festival is celebrated enthusiastically in all parts of India. In north India, people take holy bath in the Ganges donate rice and dal(lentil) they also prepare Khichdi (a rice dish). The …Continue Reading