Thursday, January 13, 2011

Celebrate Makar Sankrant 2011 ! ! Bhogi, Kanuma and Mukkanuma

Celebrate Makar Sankrant 2011 ! ! Sakrant News

Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranthi, marks the Suns transit into Makara Rashi. Sankranti 2011 date is January 15, Saturday. This day marks the beginning of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is celebrated throughout India with various names.

Makara Sankramana Snan is the most observed ritual during Sankranti.Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu for three days. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Sankranthi is celebrated for four days.

Bhogi, Sankranti, Kanuma and Mukkanuma are the four festivals during Makar Sankranthi.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 Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana,

in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India.In Maharashtra on the Makar Sankranti (मकर संक्रान्ति) day people exchange multi-colored tilguls made from til (sesame seeds) and sugar and til-laddus made from til and jaggery. Gul-polis(jaggery stuffed flat bread) are offered for lunch.

While exchanging tilguls as tokens of goodwill people greet each other saying – ‘til-gul ghya, god god bola’ meaning ‘accept these tilguls and speak sweet words’.

Celebrate Makar Sankrant 2011 ! ! Sakrant News

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