Makara Sankranti is one of the few ancient Indian festivals. The festival is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya. In Hindu culture the whole india celebrate Makar Sankrati in various forms. Also known as Makara Sankranti or Maghi, the festival denotes the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) as it travels on its celestial path. This marks the end of winters and the onset of spring. Makar sankrati is festival of Joy and gladness; we celebrate it in traditional way.
On the occasion of ‘Makar Sankranti’ Bhartiya Janta Party Purvanchal Morcha organized a Grand programme ‘Makar Sankranti Mahotsav’ at the residence of Manoj Tiwari Ji. In the program, BJP National Vice-President Shri Shyam Jaju, Union Minister Dr Harshvardhan and senior party leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, including the party workers were present as well. They all enjoyed the programme.
The festival is predominantly a harvest festival and is celebrated throughout India, from north to south and east to west. While Makar Sankranti is most popular in West India, down south, the festival is known as Pongal and in the north, it is celebrated as Lohri. Uttarayan, Maghi are some other names of the same festival. And in Bihar the same festival is known as Khichdi.
It is the festival of ‘til-koot and lai’ where same and jaggery laddoos or chikkis are distributed among all. The festival is a solar event, making it one of the few Hindu festivals which fall on the same date in local calendars every year: 14th of January, with some exceptions the festival is celebrated on 15th of January. It is believed to be a time for peace and prosperity. The day is regarded as important for spiritual practices, and accordingly, people take a holy dip in rivers, Especially in Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery. The bathing is believed to wash away the sins.
Hope this festival marks the beginning of a harvest season. Enjoy this day with the flavour of tradition and ethics in the form of delicious meals and immense love in relations. Fly the kite of love and peace high up in the blue infinite sky with the thread of humanity, By using the sharpness of thread to destroy the negativity around us not to harm the insane creatures, said Soniya Sanjay Sinha, Vice president, BJP Purvanchal Morcha Delhi.