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Happy Makara Sankranthi

Gangu Academy wishes you a happy Makara Sankranthi, a festival of happiness and harvest. Sankranthi is the harvest festival, during which farmers celebrate the season’s harvest.

Makara Sankranthi is grandly celebrated in Nepal also. People welcome the arrival of Spring Season. When the sun enters the zodiac sign Makara, it is known as Sankramana (Capricorn). The auspicious period of Uttarayana begins on the celebration day. It is traditionally observed in January (14th-15th).

People wear new clothes and special puja will be performed to Sun God.

Distributing ‘Ellu Bella’ and talking sweetly is the tradition of Makara Sankranthi. 

‘Kichchu Hayuvudu’ is one of the oldest traditions in the villages of Karnataka.

In the rural areas, people decorate their Bullock Carts and Cows. 

Kite Flying is the beauty of this festival and delicious Pongal is special. Sweet rice is also prepared for the festival.

Names of Makara Sankranthi in different regions of India

Assam

Magh Bihu

Andhra Pradesh

Pedda Panduga

North India

Magh Mela

Central India

Sukarat

Karnatak, Goa, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana

Makara Sankranthi

Kerala

Makara Villaku

Tamilnadu

Pongal

West Bengal

Poush Sankranthi

Punjab

Maghi

Himachal Pradesh

Maghe Saaji

Jammu

Maghi Sangrand

Haryana

Sakraat

Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

Uttarayan

Bihar

Dahi Chura

Uttar Pradesh

Kichidi Sankranthi

Uttarakhand

Uttrayni

Kashmir

Shishur Sankraath

Names of Makara Sankranthi in different countries in the world

Bangladesh

Sankranti

Nepal

Maghe Sankranti

Thailand

Songkran

Myanmar

Thingyan

Cambodia

Mohan Songkran

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