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HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI & LOHRI 2024

 Happy Makar Sankranti 2024

The worship of Lord Sun is the focus of the Makar Sankranti event. On this day, which also signifies the start of the spring season and the harvesting of new crops, devotees worship Lord Surya to obtain benefits. On Makar Sankranti, worshippers offer Lord Surya an Arghya while taking a holy bath in the Yamuna, Godavari, Saryu, and Sindhu rivers. It is considered auspicious to bathe in the Yamuna on this day and to give food, grains, pulses, wheat flour, and woolen garments to those in need. Is. A view of Magh-Mela on the occasion of Makar Sankranti (Sankranti) in Prayagraj

DIFFERENT NAME IN INDIA

Makar Sankranti (Sankranti): Chhattisgarh, Goa, Orissa, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Gujarat and Jammu.

  • Tai Pongal, Uzhavar Tirunal: Tamil Nadu
  • Uttarayan: Gujarat, Uttarakhand
  • Uttarai, Maghi Sangrand: Jammu
  • Shishur Senkrat: Kashmir Valley
  • Maghi: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
  • Bhogali Bihu: Assam
  • Khichdi: Uttar Pradesh and Western
MAKAR SANKRANTI 2024
MAKAR SANKRANTI 2024

Various names outside India

  • Bangladesh: Shakrain/Paush Sankranti
  • Nepal: Maghe Sankranti or ‘Maghi Sankranti’ ‘Khichdi Sankranti’
  • Thailand: Songkran
  • Laos: Pi Ma Lao
  • Myanmar: Thinyan
  • Cambodia: Moha Sangkran
  • Sri Lanka: Pongal, Uzhavar Tirunal
  • Makar Sankranti in Nepal

It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion with different names and customs in all the provinces of Nepal. On the day of Makar Sankranti (Sankranti), farmers thank God for their good harvest and seek his blessings to always shower his mercy on the people. 

 MAKAR SANKRANTI IN NEPAL 2024

Makar Sankranti (संक्रण्ति) is called Maghe-Sankranti , Suryottarayan and in the . Nepal government gives public holiday on this day.  The rest of the communities of Nepal also take baths in the pilgrimage site do charity and celebrate with great pomp by eating sesame, ghee, sugar, and tuberose. They go to the confluence of rivers in lakhs to take a bath. Roorudham (Devghat) and Triveni Fair are the most famous the pilgrimage places.

MAKAR SANKRANTI 2024
MAKAR SANKRANTI 2024

  MAKAR SAKRANTI IN BIHAR

In Bihar, Makar Sankranti is known as Khichdi. On this day, donating urad, rice, sesame seeds, chives, cow, gold, woolen clothes, blankets, etc. has its importance. There is also a tradition of distributing halwa called ‘Gool’. On this day, the entire people of Bihar celebrate this festival by eating curd chura during the day and making khichdi of urad dal and rice at night. On this day, Lai or Dhondha (chura or puffed rice laddu) is also considered very important.

 MAKAR SANKRANTI IN BENGAL

In Bengal, there is a tradition of donating sesame seeds after bathing at this festival. A huge fair is held here every year in Gangasagar. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Ganga ji followed Bhagiratha and reached the ocean through the ashram of Kapil Muni. It is also believed that Yashoda observed a fast on this day to attain Shri Krishna. On this day, there is a crowd of lakhs of people taking bath in Gangasagar.

MAKAR SANKRANTI 2024
MAKAR SANKRANTI 2024

 

A Tamil girl in traditional attire for Pongal

On this day, religious activities like chanting, penance, charity, bathing, Shraddha, Tarpan, etc. have special significance. There is a belief that the donation given on this occasion is received back a hundredfold. Donating pure ghee and a blanket on this day leads to salvation.

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, bathing in the Ganges and donating to the banks of the Ganges is considered very auspicious. On this festival, bathing in Tirtharaj Prayag and Gangasagar has been termed as Mahasnan

Makar Sankranti (Makar Sankranti) is one of the major festivals of India.

Makar Sankranti (Sankranti) is celebrated in different forms across India and Nepal. This festival is celebrated on the day the Sun enters Capricorn in the month of Pausha. In India, it is known as a festival called Pongal whereas in Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh it is simply called Sankranti. 

 

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