Happy Makker Sankranti
“May you rise high just like the colorful kites in the sky.”
Makar Sankranti is one of the essential Hindu festivals people celebrate with great joy and happiness. Every year on the 14th and 15th of January, the festival is celebrated depending on the solar cycle. Everyone starts their day by taking a morning dip in the river and offering prayers to the sun god.
The word Makar Sankranti came from two words Makar and Sankranti. The meaning of Makar is Capricorn and the meaning of Sankranti is the transition which makes Makar Sankranti the transition of the sun in the Capricorn zodiac sign. Hinduism holds a very sacred tradition of celebrating this day.
There is also a belief that taking a dip in the holy water of ‘Triveni Sangam’ which is the point where three holy rivers met that is Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati at Prayagraj on the day of Makar Sankranti during the time of ‘Kumbh Mela’ has great importance in the Hindu religion. During that time, taking a dip in the holy river washes away all your sins with the flow of the river.
This festival represents the importance of teamwork and delicious food. The central cuisine of the festival is a dish consisting of Til and Jaggery. One of the main sports in Makar Sankranti is kite flying.
This festival, though mainly religious in nature, also has a scientific significance. This festival is one where people come together to share happiness and joy. This festival aims to be respectful towards others and to live our own life with peace and harmony.