14th January , a particular date with plenty of incidents associated with. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu. For instance, The birth of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children’s Day on 14th November. Hindi Divas on 14th September. So this was a series of incidents with same date but different reasons.
All above these, we were talking about Makar Sankranti. On this particular day the sky is filled with colourful kites flying in the sky. This colourful scene in the sky gives an illusion of a rainbow appearing and we are able to see that magnificent view. As kites are clourful likewise our life is also colourful, filled with multiple colours and every colour is associated with some emotions. Hence, it is celebrated in different parts of India.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year in the month of January and mark the beginning of new harvest season. It is important for spiritual practices followed by people and they believe to a take a holy dip into the rivers. They believe in taking a holy dip to get rid of all past sins. People workship the sun and this period is considered to start any new auspicious work for any individual. It is believed that any new work started in this period goes well and touches its highest limits.
On this day, different types of sweets are made in different parts of India, with seasame seeds and jaggery. The sweets are symbols of togetherness, peace and joy, prosperity. A special lunch is prepared on this particular day, it includes a mixture of rice, lentils and spices named khichdi along with a different types of vegetables, curd and pickle. Fairs are organized at different places especially villages. This festival is celebrated in different parts of India in different traditions and have different names as well. Such as Til Sankrant in Bihar, Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Maghara Valaku in Kerala and many more.