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Happy Makar Sankranti

Happy Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year i.e. the 14th of January. Can you guess why? This is because the festival of Sankranti is based on the solar calendar unlike the rest of Indian festivals, which are based on the lunar calendar. Makar literally means “Capricorn” and Sankranti is the day when the Sun changes it’s position from one sign of the Zodiac to the other. Even though Sankranti comes every month, in the month of Magha (January) it is considered especially auspicious as it coincides with the harvest season and marks the end of the winter season.

Everybody wishes eachother saying “Tilgul ghya ani god god bola” by giving the ’tilgul’ which is the special sweet made on this day, which means “Take sweet, talk sweet and be sweet forever!” teaching us to forgive and forget, share and love.

Wish you all a very happy Makar Sankranti 🙂



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