Happy Makar Sankranti 2018 Wishes: Do you know how this festival celebrate in all over India.
Happy Makar Sankranti 2018 Wishes: Makar Sankranti is basically a first big festival of Hindus in 2018. It is a festival of kites as we all know and all Indian may be if they are across the world they definitely fly kites or may be celebrate in their own way. This is a very prominent festival for Indians.
The festival falls on January 14 this year. The festival which denotes the entrance of the sun into zodiac -sign Makar (Capricorn) as it travels on its celestial path. It also marks the end of winter season as well.Many take a holy dip in the river to wash away their sins on this pious day. On the festival of Makar Sankranti, people meet and greet their loved ones and celebrate the most auspicious occasions with great zeal, enthusiasm, and devotion.
As per the ancient holy books its is mention that Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of summer and six months pious period for Hindus known as Uttarayan. The importance of Uttarayan is shown in the famous epic Mahabharat too in which Bhishma Pitamah was believed to have waited for the sun to be in
uttarayan so he could die willingly.
Puja vidhi and Muhurat:
Worshipping sun god for the bountiful harvest and for success and contentment. Many people also attend fairs like Kumbh Mela in Prayag and Gangasagar mela among others. As per Bhavishyapuran, devotees must observe fast. Ideally, devotees must take a bath of a mixture of til and water. If possible one should go for holy bath or dip in Ganga river. After the same, one must perform puja of Lord Surya. The auspicious muhurat starts at 2.00 am and will end at 5.41 am. And the mahapunya kal means highly auspicious time stars from 2.00 am to 2.24 am.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated in wildly different ways throughout the country.
Here’s a look at all the ways in which Makar Sankranti is celebrated:
Telengana and Andhra Pradesh:
Makar Sankranti as a four-day festival called Bhogi. It marks a new beginning, represented by the throwing away or selling of old items and buying new ones. Old materials are discarded in a massive bonfire, asymbolic representation of the god Shiva. Bhogi is the name of the first day of the festival, with Makar Sankranti on the second day. New clothes are worn and people treat themselves to sweets. On the third day, Kanuma, people feed their cattle. The final day, Mukkanuma, is celebrated with kite flying and bullock racing competitions.
Jharkhand and Bihar:
Makar Sankranti is celebrated as a two-day festival called Sakraat. Also called Khichdi, the festival is celebrated with ceremonial baths in rivers and ponds on the first day and with sweet dishes like Tilgud and Lai and Dahi Chuda, all of which are preparations made with jaggery. The second day is called Makraat, when people prepare a special dish of dal, potatoes, peas, cauliflower and rice called khichdi.
The people of Gujarat celebrate the festival of Uttarayan, which lasts for two days. Kite flying is a big part of celebrations here, with hundreds of kites let loose throughout the day for competitions. The second day is called Vasi Uttarayan, when special dishes are prepared like undhiyu, a combination of sesame seeds, jaggery, peanuts and special winter vegetables.
Meanwhile, Punjab will be celebrating their festival of Lohri, starting one day before Makar Sankranti. The festival celebrates the winter crop harvest, particularly the sugarcane, which is used in a big way in the rituals. The day after Lohri is called Maghi, considered a new year of farming for Punjab’s massive farming community. The night of Lohri itself is its most famous ritual, with a massive bonfire lit.
In Maharashtra, the festival of Makar Sankrant is one of joy and massive celebrations for three days: Bhogi, Sankrant and Kinkrant. The rituals are a mix of various regions around the big state, with plenty of kites flown and special sweets like Tilgud and new clothes and books and home appliances purchased. Makar Sankrant is celebrated in the state as a festival to mark the victory of the goddess Sankranti over the demon Sankarasur.
Down south,Tamil Nadu and many parts of Kerala also celebrate Makar Sankranti as a harvest festival called Pongal. The festival goes on for four days in Tamil Nadu and fewer days in Kerala. The rituals are very similar to Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, including large bonfires lit to burn old things. The most important day is the second one, simply called Pongalor Thai Pongal. On this day, a special dish of boiled rice, milk, jaggery and other ingredients is made, called Pongal.
Happy Makar Sankranti Quotes:
Mandir ki ghanti, pooja ki thali,
Nadi k kinare suraj ki laali,
zindadi me aye khushiyo ki hariyali.
Aapko mubarak ho sankrant ka tyohar.
Wishing you and your family, the blessings of Sun God on Makar Sankranti 2018!
Hope this Makar Sankranti brings to your home, rays of joy and hope. Happy Makar Sankranti 2018!
Hope the festival of Makar Sankranti 2018 brings lots of happiness, bliss, and good times in your life.
May auspicious festival of Makar Sankranti 2018 fill your home with joy. Have a wonderful Makar Sankranti 2018. Aapko mubarak ho sankrant ka tyohar.
Mithi Boli, Mithe Til, Mithi Juban
Makar Sankrant Ka Yahi Hai Paigam. HAPPY Makar SANKRANTI 2018.
Aapko mubarak ho sankrant ka tyohar.
Happy Makar Sankranti Image Quotes: