Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January every year. Makar (Capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign and Sankranti means to change direction. According to Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti occurs when the sun changes its direction northwards from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius) to enter the Makar Rashi (Capricorn) in the month of Poush and Makar Sankranti is considered very auspicious day and it is believed any sacred ritual or task can be started or performed on this day and it will be fruitful. It marks the beginning of harvesting season and end of chilly winter season.
Makar Sankranti Festival is celebrated enthusiastically in all parts of India. In north India, people take holy bath in the Ganges donate rice and dal(lentil) they also prepare Khichdi (a rice dish). The famous Magh Mela commences on this day on the bank of Triveni Sangam in Allahabad. Makar Sankranti is essentially a very family festival which is observed with utmost sincerity.
Here’s wishing that you have your share of fun and joy this Makar Sankranti 2020.
Makar Sankranti Wishes
“Wishing you and your family lots of happiness and sweet surprises this Makar Sankranti!”