India is a land of the festival and it is diverse kinds of populations live here who celebrate a different kind of festivals, though, each festival or carnivals shared the same amount of love and affection with each other.
With the New Year, January month arrived in India, it brings the influx of a world famous and one of the most important festivals, Makar Sankranti.
People in India, irrespective of their cultural and traditional differences, take part in the celebration called Sankranti or Makar Sankranti and spread happiness around the country.
Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival which is observed in the month of January in each and every year. One of the major festivals of the nation celebrates by different people in India by a different style and different ways.
Makar Sankranti is a very sacred day in Hindu religion which marks the arrival of the sun in the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) that travels on its celestial path. On 2019 we will celebrate Makar Sankranti on 14th Jan.
In Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, we celebrate the festival as Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi.
In Gujarat the same festival is celebrate as Uttaarayan, in the name of Lohri, the festival Makar Sankranti is celebrate by Punjabi people in Punjab, Haryana and in Delhi side.
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In Assam, the festival is observed as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu and in Tamil Nadu, the carnival Makar Sankranti get the name as Pongal, one of the most important Hindu festival.
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So the festival Sankranti is a foremost festival of the nation and of the Hindu religion celebrates with massive zeal and enthusiasm.
The day is dedicated to the Lord sun and on this day all Hindus after waking up in the early morning take shower and then offer prayer and puja to the God Sun. some devotes also take a dip in the auspicious river Ganga, which is regarded as very sacred for all Hindus to do.
And doing Surya Namaskar and chanting Gayatri Mantra is considered as very good and sanctified activity to perform on this day.
In Bihar and some other parts of North India, people consume, Dahi Choora, Tilkut and Khichdhi is said to be very popular and good food to eat together with family and friends on the occasion of Sankranti.