MAKARA SANKRANTI SUBHAKANKSHALU

MAKARA SANKRANTI SUBHAKANKSHALU

In Andhra Pradesh, Pongal celebrations start a month in advance. Bhogi is the day preceding Sankranti and Kanumu is the day after. On Bhogi day, in the early morning, a bonfire is lit up with waste before the traditional special bath.
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Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour & gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year i.e. the 14th of January.

Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern Hemisphere and thus it signifies an event wherein the Sun-God seems to remind their children that ‘Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya’, may you go higher & higher, to more & more Light and never to Darkness.

Koddi Pandalu @ Makar Sankranti

kodi pandhalu @ Makar Sankranti

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~ by Ravi Shanker on January 12, 2009.

One Response to “MAKARA SANKRANTI SUBHAKANKSHALU”

  1. i am sorry to inform u that makara sankranti does not fall on the same day every year. u may check last 4-5 years’ calenders.

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