Published: January 13, 2020 5:30:35 pm
Makar Sankranti 2020 Date: Makar Sankranti is the primary Hindu competition of the yr. It follows the New Year celebrations, and is identified by completely different names in completely different states. It is referred to as Lohri in North India, Sukarat in Central India, Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Makar Sankranti in Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and the neighbouring areas. It additionally marks the initiation of the solar into the zodiac signal of Makara (Capricorn) because it begins on its celestial path. The competition of Makar Sankranti will likely be celebrated on January 15 this yr.
The competition marks the onset of summer time and the six months lengthy auspicious interval for Hindus, referred to as Uttaarayan, Makar Sankranti is noticed as per the photo voltaic cycle. On the day of the competition all kinds of spiritual practices are noticed. Many take a holy dip in rivers. It is believed that doing that can absolve them of their previous sins.
On at the present time, a mighty unfold is ready as folks thank the Almighty for the great harvest. Many sweets like patishaptas, jaggery and rice pudding, amongst others are ready. The day is spent singing conventional songs, dancing and even getting ready a bonfire in the night. The day is marked with festive cheer and units the theme for the remainder of the yr.
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