Makar Sankranti / Pongal |

Makar Sankranti / Pongal

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14th January every year in almost all parts of India. The festival has immense spiritual significance and marks the transformation of sun into Makar Rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Makar Sankranti is also the festival of Harvest and marks the arrival of spring in India. It is celebrated as “Pongal” in Tamil Nadu and as “Lohri” in Punjab. It is a festival of Thanksgiving and the end of inauspicious phase that begins in the month of December according to Hindu calendar. Kite flying and Til Ladoos (Sesame Seed Sweets)are also important part of the festival.

Pongal