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Makar Sankranti: Seeking out ‘Facts’

As morning is incomplete without chai, Winter is incomplete without Makar Sankranti. This year, Makar Sankranti is going to be celebrated on 14th January marking the essence of honouring the Lord Sun, win of good over evil, and a day of forgiveness. It is the day of celebrations, positive vibes, togetherness, and being known by unique names in different states of India.

Here are some of the points which will make your mind awestruck:

1) Makar Sankranti means?

a) Makar is associated with the zodiac sign ‘Capricorn’

b) Sankranti signifies the movement of sun from one zodiac to another

c) Makar Sankranti means movement of sun into Capricorn

2) Why is Makar Sankranti celebrated?

a) To mark sun’s first day passing into Makar (Capricorn) from Sagittarius

b) Sun starts its northward journey (also called as Uttarayan)

c) To mark the beginning of longer days

d) To mark the end of Malmaas / Kharmaas

3) Why only January 14?

January 14 marks unique astronomical event of the solar system (sun changes its movement from south to north)

4) Significance and Celebration

a) Worship of Lord Sun

b) Win of good over evil

c) Bathe in holy rivers to bid away sins

d) A Harvest Festival

e) Commence of Magh Mela (annual fair)

f) Festival of Donation & Khichdi

g) Festival of Til-Gul and flying kites

h) Day of peace, prosperity, and forgiveness

5) Do you know?

Makar is a sea creature usually described as a half terrestrial animal in the frontal part and half aquatic animal in the other part. It is seemed equal to the zodiac sign Capricorn, which is a sea goat. It is also said to be the vehicle of Hindu River Goddess Ganga, Narmada, and the sea god Varun. (Grapevine fact)

It is wonderful to note how a specific occasion is filled with such effective secrets. The beauty of the Sankranti festival is so deep and attractive at the same time.

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