Makar Sankranti: A Season Of Harvesting

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Season Of Harvesting

Makar Sankranti is referred as solar day in the Hindu calendar a Hindu festival which denotes Surya (sun) that is observed in January every year. Being a festival that celebrates the solar cycle, it almost always falls on the same Gregorian date every year (January 14) which is also one of the few ancient Hindu festivals. Sun visited the house of his son Shani, who is the swami of Makar Rashi on this day. It denotes the healthy relationship between father and son. Lord Vishnu on this day finished all the Asuras who were responsible for the ever-increasing terror and buried them under a mountain. It ultimately represents the beginning of a new era.

Different types of religion name:

India is mainly land of agrarian society following different people with name, religion, and ritual in varying part of India. There have been many harvest festivals celebrated in India so this festival got different names. Below discussed are some of the names of Makar Sankranti.

Various name of Makar Sankranti:


IT is the four-day long festival which is celebrated in Tamil Nadu southern state of India. This festival is called harvest festival because in this festival people usually plant different types of food and gather. During this festival rice and other cereals, sugar-cane, and turmeric (an essential ingredient in Tamil cooking) are harvested. This season is also traditionally the month of weddings. This is normal for people in a largely agricultural community – the riches gained from a good harvest can also be assumed an economic basis for expensive family occasions like weddings.


Makar Sankranti:

People celebrate this day as Makar Sankranti, in the North Indian states of India. The most exciting thing about this festival is people like to fly kites with a thin and strong thread. People believe that the direction of the wind changes on that day, and they come out to fly colourful kites and cut the thread of other people kites as a gesture of game and festival.

Lohri is a Punjabi folk festival most in popular winter time, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from the Punjab region. In Punjab, people celebrate Lohri in January on what they believe is the coldest day of the year. With the cold winds blowing they celebrate by dancing the bhangra around a fire, which is fed with sugarcane, rice and sesame seeds. People sing folk songs that tell of a good harvest, which is a blessing from the gods.

Bihu/Bohaggiyo Bhishu:

This is the renowned festival of the Assamese people, who observe three Bihus. The three Bihus, constitute a festival and are celebrated at various stages of the cultivation of paddy, the principal crop of Assam. It refers to a set of three different festivals: Rongali or Bohag Bihu observed in April, Kongali or Kati Bihu observed in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu observed in January.


Bhogi is the first day of the four-day Pongal festival. It in is in honour of Indra the god of rain on the first day. On 13 January followed by Gregorian calendar it is normally celebrated on but sometimes it is celebrated on 14 January. At dawn, people light a bonfire with solid-fuels, logs of wood and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful.


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