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Essay on Makar Sankranti

Hello Friends,  welcome to essay on fest, before we start today’s blog do you know? Why Sankranti is always celebrated on 14th January? 

So let's know first. In the Hindu religion, every month is divided into two parts, First is “Dark half of the month” and the second is “Brighter half of the month”. Similarly, every year is divided into two parts, First “The Summer Solstice”. and the second “The Southern Declination”

These two are considered together like a year. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Earth rotation of the sun Slightly changes the direction towards the north Hence this period is called “The Summer Solstice”.

Sometimes it is celebrated on or before one or the other day Meaning 13 or 15 January. But this is rarely seen Makar Sankranti is related to the geography of the earth And the Sun's position. Whenever Sun comes on the Tropic of Capricorn. That day is only on January 14th, and that is why this day is celebrated as the festival of Makar Sankranti.

In different parts of India Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different ways Like, in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka, it is called Sankranti and in Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as Pongal festival.

 At this time, a new crop is welcomed in Punjab and Haryana and Lohri festival is celebrated While in Assam this festival is called as Bihu And celebrated with joy and gladness. 

Essay on Makara Sankranti

Short detail about Makara Sankranti 

It is an ancient Hindu festival known to be celebrated for more than 2,000 years on this day the sun enters the Capricorn which is mucker the Indians zodiac sign, The Day marks the end of winter and the beginning of summer meaning transit of the Sun. 

what are the transformations that happen?

the Sun changes its direction from this day in the month of January with this change the direction of the wind also changes winter is gone and summer starts, Sankranthi in parts of India how was it celebrated what is it called?

In South India Pongal or Makar Sankranti which is mainly a harvest festival, in North India, it is Lohri which is celebrated with a bonfire to mark the end of winter in East India it has uttarayan, which are celebrated by flying kites mainly and in West India, it is called as marking which is celebrated by bonfires cow fighting and making merry in most places almost all rituals are common and this is why we are proud of our country and citizens which fair unity in diversity. 

when is this festival celebrated?

it is celebrated on the 14th or 15th day of January every year five things to celebrate this transformation the major thing is Surya Namaskar to welcome the change in the Sun people perform this yoga asana

this is a yoga series which exercises the whole body it is very important to teach this to kids as it will keep the body fit and enhance growth appropriately 

gifting in northern India brothers gift their sisters family warm clothing in southern India people give away various gifts along with a special mixture of the same in seeds and jaggery which is also called as yellow Bela in Canada some people also give books during this festival as it is a means to spread knowledge.

the special foods made on this occasion medially includes the sunny seeds and jaggery which are the main ingredient in every region Pongal is one rice dish which is served in South India on this day and does make from a fresh harvest.

flying kites is a tradition followed which scientifically exposes the body to sunlight for long hours this is to get the body adjusted to the Sun after the long winter colds the initial rays of the Sun are rich in vitamin d sun exposure nurtures the skin to adapt to summer.

the new crop is harvested now a reason to celebrate is also the first harvest that comes at the end of the winter the crop is all decorated and worshipped before it is used to cook the dishes for the day for the festival it is also a form of paying respect to mother earth for giving us good crop on which life is dependent throughout the year.

some facts about the celebration of the Makara Sankranti festival.

1. One of the few Indian festivals that falls on the same day every year the reason is India has two types of calendars one solar calendar and the second one is lunisolar calendar our moon calendar solar the calendar has 365 days

follows the movement of the Sun while the moon the calendar follows the movement of the moon Sankranthi is a festival which follows the solar calendar while the rest of the festival follows the moon calendar because of the following of solar calendar 

the Sankranthi festival is fixed it every year previously the festival is celebrated on 14th January for the last 100 years but it is shifted to 15 January by 2019 likely to be celebrated on 16th January by 2021.

2. what is the importance of flying kites on Makar Sankranti the reason is flying kites on the Makar Sankranti is mainly started from Gujarat

 the science behind it says that Sun restores its capacity after a long winter and cleans our body of infections and gems while we celebrate it by flying kites in the sky.

3. day and night are equally long Makara Sankranti is one of the oldest festivals on this day the people delivered that night and day 
on equally long that day marks as the end of the winter season and beginning of the spring or Indian summer from this day after was the day's became longer and nights became shorter 

4. same festival a million different Sankranthi festival is a predominantly a harvest festival and it is celebrated throughout India from north to south and east of it and also some other parts of Asia Makara Sankranti is most popular in West India down south the festival is also known as Pongal and north it is celebrated as Lohri.

5. why do we consume till can the actual meaning regarding the consuming of till have a sweet and say sweet words this is because back in the times of legend Lord Sun visited his enemy's son Shawnee and forgave him thus the day market as the day of forgiving forgetting swirls and spreading of love.

6. why the festival is more auspicious in epic Mahabharata Bhishma Padma who is willing to die waiting for the arrival of the Sun in uttarayan on the day of Sankranthi the belief is that if you die on the day of Sankranthi you should not ribbon you directly go to the moksh, on this day itself famous Kumbha Mela in Uttar Pradesh starts while in  Kerala Sabarimala pilgrimage ends so many people visit Haridwar to take a holy dip on this day. 

there is another name for Makar Sankranti which is insured by the government is it Thanksgiving Day of India because on the day of Makar Sankranti we exchange gifts sweets and love with each other hence it is like a Thanksgiving Day of India people celebrate the harvest and share miss each other.

Essay on Makara Sankranti 

Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated on 14th or 15th January every year to welcome the transition of the sun into Capricorn or "Makar Rashi" of the zodiac. This is one of the Hindu festivals which falls on the same date every year as it depends on the solar cycles Makar Sankranti is considered as a very auspicious day and taking bath in holy rivers like Ganga is believed to bring prosperity and happiness in the lives of the devotees.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the country with a different name and customs like Pongal in Tamil Nadu maha Bihu in Assam, uttarayan in Gujarat, maghi in Punjab and Haryana, Khichdi Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, etc. Donating rice-wheat sweets and Makar Sankranti is available to bring prosperity to the person donating it and also removes all his obstacles 

Makar Sankranti is incomplete without the sweet made of "til" like (sesame seed) and "gudi" (jaggery)people prepare and share sweets like gajak, chikki, til laddoo, etc with family and friends.

In Maharashtra, in Karnataka, people share sweets and say the famous phrase"til gul gaya, god god bola" which means eat sweets and talk sweet.

sky on Makar Sankranti is filled with colorful kites which are a very lovely treat of the occasion Makar Sankranti is the festival that is enjoyed by everyone and spread the masses of togetherness and harmony. 

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