Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday greeted the nation on the eve of the festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal. The festival is celebrated on 14th January and is possibly the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day each year with just a few exceptions. From this festival, days become longer, also auspicious rituals and ceremonies start being performed. One such picture shared by the 75-year-old superstar appears to be a couple of years old when he celebrated Makar Sankrati in Ahmedabad during the promotions of his 2015 film Shamitabh.

Makar Sankranti denotes the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Capricon ('Makara') on its celestial path.

Makar Sankranti is the biggest festival which is dedicated to Sun in India.

He wished, "May these festivals usher in prosperity, tranquillity and happiness in our country". In Gujarat, you can see millions of kites floating in the air on Makar Sankranti.

May the beauty Of Sankrant festival fill your home with happiness and positivity.

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The festival is known as Magh Bihu and Pongal in Assam and Tamil Nadu respectively.

But Makar Sankranti is incomplete without "Til Gud" (sesame seeds and jaggery ) - 2 ingredients which are mixed together to make candies.

Makar Sankranti is also referenced in mythology. Not many of us know the significance of kites today.

Fairs are a must during Makar Sankranti and many melas are organised in several parts of the country.

The famous Kumbh Mela is held on Makar Sankranti, which involves Hindus taking a dip in the holy rivers to cleanse themselves of sin. Both these festivals mark the beginning of a new harvest season.

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