Makar Sankranti is considered to be a very auspicious day by Indians and they celebrate it by flying kites. Entire sky lights up with multicolored kites and the view is a joy to watch. Makar Sankranti occurs when Sun enters Makarrashi and people take dips in holy water river waters and worship the sun.
This festival is celebrated in different ways in India. In Maharastra, people exchange tilguls or multi colored ladoos made for jiggery, ground nuts, and sesame seeds. Maharastrian women are proud of their delicacies. People exchange tilgul and say ‘Tilgul ghya ani god god bola!’ This signifies that people should forget all their past differences and talk with each other sweetly. Married Maharastrian women also celebrate this day with haldi-kumkum ceremonies.
Gujrati people too celebrate Makar Sankranti in a similar way but in this community, there is a practice of exchanging gifts with relatives. Elders give gifts to younger members in the family. Gujrati pundits too consider this day to be very auspicious.
Punjabis celebrate this day as ‘Lohari’, South Indians call it ‘Pongal’, and Uttar Pradesh celebrates it has ‘Kicheri’.
Intrinsically speaking, people celebrate this festival all over by maintain their social relationships in their cast, community and family. Matrix Bricks Infotech wishes you a very happy Makar Sankranti.