Hadaga Festival 2018: Tilgul Festival of Maharashtra Marks Makar Sankranti and Uttarayana

Happy Lohri And Makar Sankranti Tejaswi Prakash And Other TV Stars Recall Favourite Festive Memories

People in the country simply love to celebrate the festivals together with full gaiety and fervour. The festival is considered sacred as farmers grow their Rabi crops.

The Governor Mridula Sinha has extended her cordial greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa, especially the Hindus, Punjabis and Tamil brethren on the auspicious festivals of Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal. There are many things which people do on the festival. The festival celebrates the first month with consistently longer days. "Dedicated to the Sun God, Makar Sankranti symbolises "Uttarayan" or the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun".

May the beauty Of Sankrant festival fill your home with happiness and positivity. The festival is known by different names across the country. Keeping with the traditions, people in different parts of the country are celebrating Makar Sankranti by taking holy dip in rivers, flying kites and preparing candies made of jaggery and sesame seeds. In Tamil Nadu, the festive occasion is celebrated as Pongal, whereas in Punjab it is known as Lohri while some call it as Uttarayan. Makar is the Sanskrit word for Capricorn while Sankranti is the Sanskrit word for transition. One can't imagine the celebration without the "til ka laddoo", made with jaggery and sesame.

Fairs are a must during Makar Sankranti and many melas are organised in several parts of the country. This is the reason why it falls on the exact same date year after year as per Georgian calendar. The festival holds a great religious significance for Hindus and a large number of people visit the Prayag city (Allahabad) to bathe in Sangam (confluence of the three holy rivers, namely Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati River).



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