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Saturday, 30 December 2017

What is Makar Sankranti Festival? with pictures and videos

How to celebrate Makar Sankranti? मकर संक्रांति कैसे मनाये?

Makar Sankranti: Hello, people today I will tell you how to celebrate Makar Sankranti, Festival Specialities and few stories you need to know with some photos and videos for better understanding.

First of all, we have many different names of Makara Sankranti according to the states of India like in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana they call as Makara Sankranti, Maghe Sankranti in Nepal, Sakraat or Khichdi in Bihar & Jhar Khand, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Sakrat in Delhi and Haryana, Maaga Saji in Himachal Pradesh, Suggi in Karnataka, Maghi in Punjab, Kale Kauva or Ghuguti in Uttarakhand, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Poush Porbon in West Bengal. Though they use different names all the names resemble same meaning which is "Thil" "Daan" "Snan" in Hindu. So now I'm going to say why we call Makar Sankranti.

Why we call Makar Sankranti?

Makara Sankranti festival is dedicated to Hindu Sun God Surya Narayana. God Surya enters his son's rasi which is a Makar rasi, when one is entering into another rasi leaving a rasi behind is known as Sankranti according to Hindu. That means the Hindu Sun God Surya Narayana goes to his son's house, and also the son needs to welcome his father and had to do all the rituals like putting a "Tilak" [A temporary Hindu spot at the forehead] and taking blessings by touching his father's feet.

Another story: Makar Sankranthi is the day when God Bhagiratha fulfills his ancestor's [60,000 great uncles] ashes by dipping Ganga in... with help of God Shiva. That is why we go to Ganga and dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Why we call Makar Sankranti as Khichdi?

In Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh, there is a Temple of God Gorakh. Gorakh was a first person to make "Khichdi"[Indian Food] and to donate which is "Khichdwa", that is why this festival is also known as Khichdi in Bihar & Jhar Khand. And Kalpvasi's take bath at Ganga river and donate Khichdi on this occasion according to the Muhurth[Spiritual Hindu Timings].

How to celebrate Makar Sankranti?

According to Bhagavath Geeta, who ever die or sacrifice on this day Makara Sankranti, they will go and belong to god Sri Krishna.And also on this day everyone should invite Brahmins to their house and serve some food [Thil] as per the Hindu rules for good fortune. And also on this occasion, people should donate some money or clothes to old or orphans for good future.

As per the Hindus, this festival Makara Sankranti is will start in few months before the actual festival, people will make many varieties for this festivals. In Andhra Pradesh & Telangana they make "Murkulu", "Appadalu", "Payesam" and "Pesarattu". According to the Hindu lords, some sweets or food which is prepared for the festival has to be stored for the actual pooja day.

What to donate on Makar Sankranti?

On this day in northern states, you can donate, "Thil", "Sweets made by milk", "Gud Papadi" and in "Kache Khichdi" you need to add "Udadh Daal", "Salt", "Rice" and "Turmeric". You can also include "Sugar" & "Curd". You can donate all these to Brahmin or send it to any nearby temple. With all these, you also need to worship God Surya Narayan on this occasion.

On Makara Sankranti there are 2 things to do for sure:
1. Donate
2. Worship God "Surya Narayan".

मकर संक्रांति कैसे मनाये? In Hindi

That's it viewers I hope you all have gained knowledge about Makar Sankranti. I wish you a very happy Makara Sankranti from Sankranti2018 blog and author of this article.

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