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How Makar Sankranti is celebrated from North to South and from East to West?

Asked by Prem Malhotra, 14 Jan '09 10:26 am
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As uttrayana punya kalam( time) by darpan/pooja/makara snan etc
Answered by AANEWS AGENCY, 06 Jan '11 09:37 pm

 
  
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IThe festival Makar Sankranti is celebrated in all over India with the little difference in the the method of celebrations. In Tamil Nadu the Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the Pongal- the harvest festival. In Andhra Pradesh it is Sankranti- Pedda Padunga- which is also harvest festival and the duration of the celebration is 4 days.

In Karnataka it is called as the Sankranti. In Maharashtra the festival is celebrated by distributing the Til and Gul. In Kerala the festival Makar Sankranti is celebrated to pay the pilgrimage to the popular Sabarimala Temple. In the West Bengal it is known as the Pithey Parban- a harvest festival and people visits the Ganga Sagar Mela. In Assam people celebrates with the name of Bhogali Bihu. In Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and in some parts of Himachal Pradesh the day is celebrated as Lohri. In Central India it is celebrated as Sakat and lastly in Orissa it is Makar Mela.
Answered by anil garg, 26 Mar '10 12:12 am

 
  
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All indians.
Answered by srikanth, 14 Jan '09 10:31 am

 
  
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Makar means Capricorn and Sankranti is transition. There is a sankranti every month when the sun passes from one sign of the zodiac to the next. There are twelve signs of the zodiac, and thus there are twelve sankranti's as well. Each of these sankranti's has its own relative importance but two of these are more important - the Mesh (Aries) Sankranti and the most important, the Makar (Capricorn) Sankranti. Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn, during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is known as Makar Sankranti. From this day begins the six-month long Uttarayana, considered very auspicious for attaining higher worlds hereafter. While the traditional Indian Calendar is basically based on lunar positions, but sankranti is a solar event, so while dates of all festivals keep changing, the english calendar date of Makar Sankranti is always same, 14th January. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the Hindu Calendar month of Magha. There is another significance of this ...more
Answered by sudesh, 14 Jan '09 10:30 am

 
  
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