Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Makar Sankranti. May the festive vibes spread the aura of peace and harmony in your life.
According to Hindu scriptures, Uttrayan or Makar Sankranti is the time when Sun travels from south to north. Hindus believe that this is the auspicious period of day time of God and after that night time begins.
It is believed that from the day of Makar Sankranti, the daytime starts increasing and the nights begin to shorten which indicates the beginning of entering more light and positivity in our lives.
According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that the river Ganga is originated from the earth on this day of Makar Sankranti only. So, it is most common practice in India to take a dip in the holy river Ganga on this auspicious day of Makar Sankranti.
According to Mahabharata, pitamah Bhisham left his body willingly on this day of Makar Sakranti. Hindus believe that the people who left this materialistic world on this day, their soul unites with the divinity and attain Moksha.
On the day of Makar Sakranti people offer food and woolen clothes to the poor and needy. Amongst the food items til, gud and khichadi are most commonly consumed and distributed all over India.
Makar Sankranti embarks the beginning of festivals in India. The day begins the harvesting season in India which is celebrated with the different names like pongal, bihu, lohdi and so on.
Let’s enjoy the blissful festival. And that’s what India makes Incredible India !