Friday, January 13, 2006


Wishing you all a very happy and prosparus MAKAR SANKRANTI !

Makar Sankranti marks the commencement of the sun's journey to the Northern Hemisphere

Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year i.e. the 14th of January.

On this day women wear a special black saree called chandrakala which is embossed with crescent moons .There is scientific reason behind wearing black clothes as Black color absorbs maximum heat. .

Every region celebrates the festival in different way.

In Bengal, it is known as "GangaSagar Mela", on this day.

In Gujarat, the Kite Festival is celebrated as brightly colored kites dot the skies.

In Punjab, huge bonfires are lit on the eve of Sankranti and which is celebrated as "Lohri".

In Assam, the festival is celebrated as "Bhogali Bihu"

In South India, Sankrant is known by the name of "Pongal".

In Maharashtra, people exchange sweets called Tilache ladoo made from sesame seeds, sugar and jaggery and greet each other saying - " til-gul ghya, god god bola " meaning "accept these tilguls and speak sweet words".

1 comment:

Sabu said...

>>In South India, Sankrant is known by >> the name of "Pongal".

%s/South India/Tamilnadu/g

In Kerala it is caled Makara Sankranti..

Bengal, gujarat, Punjab, Assam, Mahrashtra and South India ????

Digg it !