India is a nation with a diversified and rich cultural heritage. That is why it is referred to as “the land of diverse religions.” Regardless of caste, creed, or religion, people throughout the country join together to celebrate holidays. We live in peace and harmony because we abide by the motto “Unity in Diversity.”
Due to the richness of its culture and religion, several holidays are celebrated here all year round. One of these occasions is Makar Sankranti, often called Sankranthi.
The Hindu harvest festival Makar Sankranti is observed not just in India but also in several other nations where there is a significant Hindu population. The festival is celebrated with lots of excitement and enthusiasm.
The Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated to express thanks and happiness towards the god of the Sun and animals. The meaning of Makar Sankranti is the movement or transmigration of the Sun in Capricorn or Makar Zodiac from Dhanu Rashi or Sagittarius Zodiac.
This process marks the end of the harsh winter season and the onset of the sunny and pleasant spring or summer season in India, which is the symbol of abundance and prosperity.
According to the Gregorian Calendar, this harvest season is considered to mark the start of the annual Hindu festival. About two weeks following the New Year, it is celebrated.
However, according to Pandits, the festival will be celebrated on 15th Jan this year as God Sun will enter Makar at 14th midnight (3:00 am), after which holy time will start, and then devotees can take baths, Puja, Daan & festivities.
People from several Indian states celebrate various harvest celebrations that fall around Makar Sankranti. Even though the celebrations must have various names, they all serve the same objective.
A rice meal known as “Khichdi” is made in North India, particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. By praising the Lord Sun and castles, they celebrate the festival. It also goes by the name Khichdi Sankranti in North India.
In Bihar, people prepare a variety of delectable delicacies and take spiritual baths in revered rivers like the Yamuna and Ganga. In Punjab, the harvest season is called Lohri. People celebrate it by lighting a bonfire in the evening.
They gather around the sacred bonfire and perform the native dance called Bhangra. In the same way, this harvest festival is called Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Magh/Bhogali Bihu in Assam, and some parts of Tripura.
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This Makar Sankranti, send your warm wishes to your loved ones and wish them A very Happy Makar Sankranti:
- May the God of the Sun shower his love and blessings on us… Happy Makar Sankranti to You!!
- May peace and happiness come your way. Wish you and your family A Very Happy Makar Sankranti!!
- May God answer all your prayers… Wish you a very Happy Sankranti
- May God bless you with a good harvest season this year. Happy Sankranti!!
- This Makar Sankranti, I wish you a life full of love, laughter, and gratitude!!
- May the new harvest seasons come up with new beginnings… Happy Makar Sankranti!!
- May the rising sun of Sankranti come with a lot of happiness and good fortune!!
- This Makar Sankranti, Let’s burn all the differences we have for each other, in the bonfire of love!!
- May this Sankranti bring joy, laughter, and prosperity to your life!!
- May the God of the Sun bless you with luck, prosperity, and a bright future!! Happy Makar Sankranti to you and your family!!
I hope that when you share these greetings, messages, or quotes with your loved ones, you will feel joyful and proud of yourself. To express your gratitude and respect for your parents, you might also read the above-mentioned quotes to them. Seek God’s blessings and share love and joy with others. A Very Happy Sankranti or Sankranthi to You!