Interesting Facts About Makar Aankranti - That You Should Know

In this post, you will find 13 interesting things about Makar Sankranti.
Interesting Things About Makar Sankrantia

Interesting Things About Makar Sankranti

  1. In India's Uttar Pradesh state this festival is also known as 'Khichdi'. It is very important to eat and patronize on this day.
  2. It is celebrated in many parts of India and in some other parts too.
  3. From the day of Makar Sankranti, the succession speed of the sun begins also. Therefore, this festival is sometimes called Uttarayaniyani.

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  4. According to the Hindu Calendar, this festival is celebrated only when the Sun comes on Capricorn in Push Month. On the festival day, the sun enters the Sagittarius amount and enters the Capricorn.
  5. Makar Sankranti is usually celebrated every year on 14th January. Sometimes this festival falls on January 15th. This festival is one of those selected Indian Hindu festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date.
  6. After the ascension of the Sun, the sacrament of God's Brahma Muhurta worship begins. This period is said to be the period of realization of paramparapa. It has also been called Siddiquala of sadhana.
  7. According to the Puranas, on the day of Makar Sankranti, the Sun goes to the house of his son Shani for a month, because the lord of Makar zodiac is Saturn.
  8. According to another Purana, Maharaj Bhagirath, who brought the Ganga on the earth, presented this day for his ancestors. After accepting their pledge, Ganga got into the sea on this day. Therefore, there seems to be a fair in the Ganga Sagar on Makar Sankranti.
  9. Makar Sankranti is primarily a 'festival of charity'.
  10. The first bath of the Magh Mela starts from Makar Sankranti and runs till the last bath of Shivaratri. On the day of Makar Sankranti, there is a tradition of donating after a bath.
  11. Due to the ending of Malamas and auspicious month, people start well with charity.
  12. This festival is celebrated in different provinces with different names. Makar Sankranti is known as 'Pongal' in Tamil Nadu and in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala this festival is known only as 'Sankranti'.
  13. Makar Sankranti is a famous festival of Hindus.


The significance of Lohri And Makar Sankranti

While Makar Sankranti is most popular in West India, down the southern part of India.

Tamilians celebrate this Makar Sankranti festival as Pongal in Tamil Nadu.

In the northern part, it is celebrated as Lohri. Uttarayan, Maghi, Khichdi are which are other names of Lohri festival

It is believed that Makar Sankranti is a festival of time for peace and prosperity in one's family.


The Lohri festival, which is celebrated mainly by Sikhs and Hindus throughout India,



This marks the end of the winter season and is traditionally believed to welcome the sun in the northern hemisphere.



That is observed one night before Makar Sankranti, this occasion involves a Puja Parikrama around the bonfire with prasadam.

This festival is celebrated with great pomp and show, especially in the northern region of India.

One of the first Hindu festivals of the year, it is essentially called the farmers festival, the harvest festival, through which farmers can thank the Supreme Being or Surya Deva.

Lohri is a way to spread the joy of seeing the bright pearls of rabi cultivations in the midst of traditional folk songs, dances, and food.

This is linked to the Bikrami calendar, the festival date more or less remains the same each year. This year, celebrations will begin on January 13


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