Why do people celebrate makar sankranti?
Asked by TRUPTI, 15 Jan '11 10:31 am
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Makar Sankranti marks the commencement of the sun's journey to the Northern Hemisphere and is Celebrated on the 14 of January every year all over India. It is also a celebration of the harvest festival. People take dips in rivers and worship the Sun God especially in the holy Ganges river. The dip is said to purify the self and bestow "punya". Special puja is offered as a thanksgiving for good harvest. According to folklore, girls who take the holy dip get handsome husbands and boys get beautiful brides.Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Jan '11 10:43 am
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It is a harvest festivalAnswered by sumati gayki, 25 Apr '11 12:14 pm
The festival is related to the Sun's transit in the Capricorn constellation which indicates that the season of winter has come to an end because the Sun, which had been Southward so far and was the cause of heavy cold, has now moved Northwards. The Sun in this state begins to become hot. People rejoice this, and take bath in holy rivers at the dawn of the new celestial transition. IT is therefore called SANKRANTI.Answered by Om Shrivastava, 15 Jan '11 10:45 am
Makar sankranti , bihu, pongal , lohri ....... these all festivals are celebrated on the same day and same purpose ........ generally these are all celebrated after the harvesting is over ........ people want to celebrate after all the grains has been stored properly for the year ........... it is too dificult to arrange a get together in and among the family as all were busy during july to Dec in their agriculture field ....... that's why once the harvesting is over these are the festivals, people invite to their relatives for a get together and spend time with all varieties of food stuffs .........Answered by pradeep mishra, 15 Jan '11 10:41 am