Pongal (Makarsakranti)


Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour & gaiety. The festival of Makar Sankranti traditionally coincides with the beginning of the Sun’s northward journey (the Uttarayan) when it enters the sign of Makar (the Capricorn).

It is celebrated with pomp in southern parts of the country as Pongal. The people of Rajasthan & Gujarat not only worship the Sun God, but also offer thousands of their colourful oblations in the form of beautiful kites all over the skyline. The Festival introduces kite enthusiasts world-wide to the intriguing beauty and cultural diversity of India. In Uttar Pradesh, Sankranti or ‘Khichiri’ is celebrated by taking a dip in the holy rivers on this day is regarded as most auspicious. In Maharashtra, people exchange multi-coloured sesame ‘ladoos’.

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