Makar Sankranti Festival
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Makar Sankranti in 2017 will be celebrated on 14th of January. Makar is the hindi name of the zodiac sign Capricorn and the name Makar Sankranti symbolizes the transit of the Sun from Gemini to Capricorn sign. Makar Sankranti will be on 14th of January 2017. The date is accurately calculated in accordance to the winter solstice and the transit of Sun.Makar Sankranti being a symbol of harvesting is a very important festival in India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in Northern parts of India and the way of celebration changes according to the region. People get together and celebrate the most important event that is harvesting with all their heart on this day. People not only celebrate with the people who are around but with the wishes of Makar Sankranti they spread the words of love all around the world.
The significance of the festival Makar Sankranti can easily be estimated with the way and devotion it is celebrated. People wake up early in the morning even if it is too cold and take a bath immediately. After this, the Almighty is worshipped in the auspicious timings only. In Hinduism, it is extremely important for all the people to worship in the muhurat. The rituals performed within the muhurat timings are far more valuable than the ones which are not performed according to the auspicious timings. On this day, doing charity is meant to be very important. I India, there are several ways of celebrating this occasion. Every region has their own traditions and customs.
Almost every state in India is dedicated to the festival Makar Sankranti and celebrates it with great enthusiasm and joy. This festival is known with different names in the different regions of the country such as 'Pongal' in South India. Makar Sankranti is popularly considered as the Harvest festival and it marks the beginning of the auspicious timings. It is believed that with the arrival of Makar Sankranti the happiness and good luck also starts knocking the door of a person's life. People become happier and they also start enjoying their work as they can easily see the profit ahead. There is a proper way of calculating the date for the Makar Sankranti. It is always celebrated after the 21 days of winter solstice. Being the part of the celebration of Makar Sankranti in 2017 will make you feel satisfied and will also soothe your soul.