Monday, 7 January 2013

January 14: One Day with three festivals associated with Sun

Makar Sankranti

The movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14 January every year. It is regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is said as the holy phase of transition. This day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights. Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season. This day also holds a historical and religious significance. As it is the festival of Sun God the festival also holds an eternal meaning to it. This day thus symbolizes the importance of the special relationship between father and son. This occasion also represents the end of 'negativities' Makar Sankranti is observed with great fanfare in different parts of India.


Lohri is an extremely popular festival celebrated by the Punjabis and Haryanvis. Kids bring wood sticks from their grand parents and aunties and like a fire camp burnt these sticks in the night with people enjoying, dancing and playing around fire. Lohri is a festival dedicated to the end of the Winter season. Lohri is traditionally associated with the harvest of the rabi crops. Lohri is also seen as the beginning of a financial new year. Eating of til (sesame seeds) and rorhi is considered to be essential on Lohri day.


It is one of the most popular festivals of South India. Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God. It coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi celebrated throughout India as the winter harvest. Pongal in Tamil generally refers to festivity. Pongal means the "boiling over" of milk and rice. Tamils thank the Sun god for the good harvest and consecrate the first grain to him. Tamilians decorate their homes with banana and mango leaves and decorate floor with different patterns drawn using rice flour.

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