What is the importance of Makar Sankranti? Why is it celebrated? Special dishes prepared on Makar Sankranti?

What is the importance of Makar Sankranti?

Makara Sankranti represents satisfaction, thriving, happiness and jollity. It is when difficult work is remunerated as gather. Subsequently, it is a harvest festival celebration. It is an ideal opportunity to offer our thanks to God/abundant nature and to divine dairy animals and bulls, which are a key piece of our farmer's life. Hence Makara Sankranti is a great festival. 

What is the importance of Makar Sankranti? Why is it celebrated, and the way it is celebrated? Special dishes?
"Makar Sankranti" festival of joy and happiness


What are the special dishes prepare by Indian's on Pongal/Makar Sankranti?

  • Dhai-Chewda
  • Kurmura
  • Til-Gud
  • Puranpoli
  • Nethi Ariselu
  • Chikki
  • Jalebi
  • Janthikalu / manubulu / murukulu
  • Laddu
  • Chakli
  • Mithai
  • Karappusa
  • Karapuboondi
  • Biyyapu boorelu
  • Pongali
  • Pulihora
  • Poornalu
  • Payasam
 
What are the special dishes prepare by Indian's on Pongal/Makar Sankranti?


Why is it celebrated, and the way it is celebrated?

The shifting of sun from Tropic of Capricorn to Tropic of Cancer (Makara) marks this festival as Makar Sankranti. The festival is widely celebrate in winter season in the month of January, as per Hindu calendar. This is a harvest festival and is known by different names in different parts of India- Bihu in (Assam), Pongal in (Tamil Nadu), Uttarayan in (Gujarat), etc.

Indian's festival Pongal/Makar Sankranti?
 Indian's festival Pongal/Makar Sankranti?


This festival marks the end of winters and beginning of longer days. The period after Makar Sankranti is considered and religious functions. Celebration and food of this festival are different. In western part of India, people fly kites on this day and eat Til-Gud, Chikki, kurmura and dhai-chewda etc. while in Northern part of India, people prepare and eat khichdi.

They make sweets and dishes out of sesame as sesame warms the body and helps to work even in the cold winter of January. The sesame also symbolizes peace, joy, and unity.


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