Secondly, Makar Sankranti means that from now on days are going to be longer and the nights are going to be shorter. Bonfire and folk songs are a major part of the celebration and a puja parikrama (prayers) around the bonfire is performed followed by the distribution of prasad. The festival is celebrated on three days with different traditions being involved for the three days.
In Assam, the festival is celebrated as Magh Bihu.
"Hearty greetings to the people on the occassion of Makar Sankranti", he said in a Hindi tweet.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated as a harvest festival, where we thank mother nature for providing us the resources for survival.
As the entire country celebrates Makar Sankranti with fervour, we will have a look at the interesting facts about the harvest festival. The festival is considered sacred as farmers grow their Rabi crops.
Makar Sankranti denotes the transition of sun from the zodiac Sagittarius to Capricorn.
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And PM Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan. Another legend says that the Sun god forgave his son Shani for a transgression and Shani then visited him on Makar Sankranti.
What is the significance of the festival?
Makar Sankranti is regarded as important for spiritual practices and accordingly, people take a holy dip in rivers, especially Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri.
Not many know that Makar Sankranti draws parallel with western festival, Thanksgiving.
Pongal, one of the most popular harvest festivals, was celebrated in Andhra Pradesh with great enthusiasm. And good times in your life.
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