Happy Makar Sankranti to all… May God fulfill all your wishes 🙂
According to the Hindu (Indian) solar calendar Makar Sankranti is a festival celebrated at Mah 1st for the happiness of getting new crops for farmers.
It also symbolizes the end of the winter solstice which makes the day last longer than night.
Makar Sankranti is regarded as marking the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian (Hindu) culture. It is cited as the ‘holy phase of transition’.
It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December.
It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any (Hindu) Indian family, this day onwards. Scientifically, this day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights.
In other words, Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season.
All over the country, Makar Sankranti is observed with great fanfares. However, it is celebrated with distinct names and rituals in different parts of the country.
In the states of northern and western India, the festival is celebrated as the Sankranti day with special zeal and fervor. The importance of this day has been signified in the ancient epics like Mahabharata.
So, apart from socio-geographical importance, Makar Sankranti holds historical and religious significance. As it is the festival of Sun God, and he is regarded as the symbol of divinity and wisdom, the festival holds an eternal meaning.
In Southern India, people celebrate it as Pongal and have fun.
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On Makar Sankranti at my home, Our main ingredient in Sweet dish in Til or(sesame seeds) from which my Mom cooks Tilkut or Til ke laddu
Here I am sharing the recipe of Tilkut.
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