Much More Than A Planetary Event Makar Sankranti is much more than a solar event, it is the beginning of an auspicious period. Different varieties of food and delicious sweets, in generous quantities are prepared, served and distributed. Makar Sankranti and bathing in holy water has remained accustomary over centuries. The days after Makar Sankranti are considered good for starting all the auspicious events with the end of inauspicious month of Kharmas. In Maharashtra, people also greet each other saying, 'til-gul ghyaa, aani goad-goad bolaa', Translation: eat til and jaggery and speak well while feeding each other til ladoos. It is a four-day festival celebrated annually in accordance to the Tamil calendar. People are devoted and dedicated towards Lord on this day.
At some places new clothes are worn on this day. Bhogi The first day of festival is Bhogi போகி. On Sankranti people in Haryana and Delhi, newly wedded couples are greeted and blessed by elders in the family. The bathing is believed to result in merit or absolution of past sins. These are also distributed among family members as Prasad.
On this auspicious day, girls wear new clothes to visit near and dear ones with a Sankranti offering in a plate and exchange the same with other families. Sometimes, different festivals coincide on the same day such as Thai Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Here are some of our favourite desserts from around the country we cannot wait to dig into. This rice is then eaten by everybody in the family. The freshly harvested paddy and the date palm syrup in the form of Khejurer Gur : খেজুরের গুড় and Patali : পাটালি is used in the preparation of a variety of traditional Bengali sweets made with rice flour, coconut, milk and 'khejurer gur' date palm jaggery and known as '' : পিঠে.
At dawn, people light a bonfire with logs of wood, other solid fuels and wooden furniture that are no longer useful. Kites for Uttarayan are made of special light-weight paper and bamboo and are mostly rhombus shaped with central spine and a single bow. Tusu Mela also called as Tusu Porab is celebrated in many parts of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Makar Sankranti is a multifaceted festival that not only celebrates harvesting but life as a whole. Sankramana, which means commencement of movement.
Poush Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranti is also popular in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Ingredients 300g wheat flour, 300g ghee ½ tsp cardamom seeds, crushed 3 tbsp milk, ½ cup mawa 300g powdered sugar ¼ cup mixed dry fruit, slivered Method Heat ghee in a large heavy-bottomed pan. Amar Ujala Bureau in Hindi. The string often contains abrasives to cut down other people's kites. For Bangalis, Sankranti is all about the soul-satisfying pithe. Hence all Punya Kaal activities should be done in day time. We have compiled some of the best wishes and images through which you can wish your near and dear ones Happy Makar Sankranti 2019 The first Hindu festival of New Year is here.
In Allahabad, thousands gather near the banks of Ganga for Maagh Mela, some meditate by the banks of the holy river, while some simply enjoy the fair. Well, yes, pithe understandably stays the centre of attention, but as you gorge on the jaggery filled delicacies, you can also enjoy live performances on the enormous stage set up for this purpose. In some parts of India it is believed that a demon was killed in that day. Lac of pilgrims rise early in the morning, take ritual bath at Sangam at Prayag in Allahabad, Kshipra river in Ujjain, Ganga Sagar in West Bengal or at other holy river banks, offer Arghya to Lord Surya, chant Surya Mantra and perform different rituals on this day. In India it is known by different regional names. Know the auspicious time in 2019: Origin of the term Sankranti The word Sankranti has been taken from sanskrit language i.
The bath is followed by giving arghya to lord Sun and charity to the poor. Maghe Sankranti Significance In general makar sankranti is observed on 14 January every year and is called differently in the different Indian subcontinent but usually known as Makar Sankranti. . Makara Mela Fun fair is observed at Dhabaleswar in , Hatakeshwar at Atri in , Makara Muni temple in and near deities in each district of Odisha. Cool completely before storing in airtight boxes.
It marks the first day of sun's transit into the Makara Capricorn , marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days. Devotees offer water to Lord Sun while taking a bath. On this day, every Bengali household prepares a variety of traditional sweets using coconut, rice flour, milk and a special kind of date palm jaggery that is only available during that period Khejur gur. Uttarayan is a significant festival in Gujarat which lasts for two days. This is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Assam, Sikkim and other north-eastern states, by performing Puja, distributing and enjoying traditional sweets. On this day, parents sending sweet dishes to their daughters.