Makar Sankranti, a festival of Kite flying, til-gud, transition of the Sun God, worshipping of Goddess Saraswati, holy dip, Bonfires and lot more things which are performed as rituals in different parts of India. This major harvest festival is one of the most prosperous occasions, celebrated in almost all parts of India. It’s a holy phase of transition, which marks the arrival of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. This festival is known with different names in different parts of the country and celebrated for numerous reasons by numerous ways depending upon various climate, agricultural environment & cultural background.
It is the day when glorious Sun begins its elevation and enters into the Northern Hemisphere. Sun, the manifestation of God for us, stands as an embodiment of knowledge and spiritual light which gives the message to lead a glorious life full of enlightenment and insight. From North to South and East to West, Makar Sankranti is known by different names with wide variations in its celebration and rituals. One of the most celebrated traditions of this festival is kite flying, the metaphor for reaching to God. On this day, people offer thousands of their oblations to the Sun in the form of kites.
In a true sense, Makar Sankranti owes to the vast region and diversity of culture in India. It holds different mythical & religious significance, represents a period of illumination, peace, affluence & happiness. But instead of all these significances, what this festival brings for us is the reminder to keep ourselves heading towards the goals we’ve set and like a proud flying kite, reach the aim of success by marking our reign in the higher realms.
Happy Makar Sankranti