Amongst the most important festivals of India and Hinduism, Makar Sankranti, celebrate by each Hindus, globally, in the month of January and Makar Sankranti is also one of the crucial Hindu festivals.
Makar Sankranti marks the completion of the journey of Sun via its own path and arrival in the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn).
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In the whole of India, though, the festival Makar Sankranti is observed and celebrates in different names in different states.
In Northern India and in Punjab, the festival Makar Sankranti is known as Makar Sankranti and Lohri (Sikhs referred the festival as) and in Gujarat it is known as Uttarayan, and in Deccan region and in Tamil Nadu the festival is called as Pongal, and in Assam, it is named and celebrate as Bihu.
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We also celebrate the day as it is marked the official ending of the chill season winter in India and starting of the summer season.
On 13th Jan, we all celebrate the festival, Lohri, and on 14th and 15th Jan, we will rejoice the festival Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi in whole India, which includes, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and so on.
In Gujarat, the festival will celebrate as Uttaarayan which will begin on 15th Jan 2019.
On the day of Makar Sankranti, each Hindus worship and offer prayer to the Surya Bhagwan, means the Lord Sun, like the festival, day and the Puja is dedicated to the Lord Sun.
The ideal system of performing puja in the morning on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti, festival, is to wake up early morning and then take shower to wear a new dress, irrespective of the genders, both men and women should perform puja of the Makar Sankranti like the way it is mentioned in the article.
Then we do puja to the Lord Surya, which is mainly done by each Hindus in the whole of India.