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Why makar sakranti is celebrated??

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Asked by yashika, 10 Jan '13 06:33 pm
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Because it is beginning of the summer, and time for farmers to celebrate new crop.
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 10 Jan '13 06:35 pm

 
  
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Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Pausha in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14 January every year.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 10 Jan '13 06:40 pm

 
  
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Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere and thus it signifies an event wherein the Sun-God seems to remind their children that 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'- may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.

To Hindus, the Sun stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the Sun does from the Day of Makar Sankranti.

The festival of Makar Sankranti is highly regarded by the Hindus from North to down South. The day is known by various names and a variety of traditions are witnessed as one explores the festival in different states.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 10 Jan '13 07:01 pm

 
  
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Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour and gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year on. the 14th of January (with just a few exceptions when it is celebrated either on 13th or 15th of January)

Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere and thus it signifies an event wherein the Sun-God seems to remind their children that 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'- may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.

To Hindus, the Sun stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter and brighter. We sho ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 10 Jan '13 07:54 pm

 
  
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The main festival of Makar Sankranti held ai GANGASAGAR in West Bengal, wherein the ashrama of Kapil muni situated. Makar Sankranti festival started which indicates the exit of winter and starting of Bengali month Magh which is starting period of Cultivation. After harvesting, the farmers can find time to relax themselves for few days i.e. 15 December to 13th /14th January. In view of having harvested crops, village people have sufficient means to incur expenditure.The movement of the Sun from Karkat Kranti (Cancer zodiac) towards Markar Kranti (Capricorn zodiac), ON THE END OF MONTH POUS , THE MAKAR SANKRANTI falls .
Answered by lalit mahata, 10 Jan '13 07:33 pm

 
  
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Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Pausha in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14 January every year.
Answered by ambuj kumar, 10 Jan '13 06:45 pm

 
  
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