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Makar Sankranti 2018: All you need to know about the festival

14 January 2018, 02:49 | Casey Mitchell

Makar Sankranti 2018: All you need to know about the festival

Makar Sankranti 2018: All you need to know about the festival

It is nearly always celebrated on January 14. The day is considered auspicious but there are some facts about the festival which are important to know. The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India.

The importance of flying kites on Makar Sankranti is mainly started from Gujarat. For the records, it is celebrated on 14th of January each year.

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Actress Hema Malini shared multiple pictures of the different festivals and wrote, "Festive season coming up!" Music by Ismail Darbar, the song has a attractive classic touch which helps you to celebrate the festival traditionally. In Gujarat, it is Uttarayan, Pongal in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Sankranti in Karnataka, Magh Bihu in Assam, Magha Mela in parts of central and north India (Maghi in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab), and as Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra. The word "Til Gud" originated from Maharashtra, where people go by the tradition of wishing everyone by saying, "Til gud ghya ani goad goad bola" which suggests people to be as sweet with words, just like the ingredients, signifying a bond to spread sweetness. Dedicated to the sun god, the harvest festival celebrates the beginning of long days and is generally celebrated on the same date every year - January 14.

Happy Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal, folks!

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Makar Sankranti denotes the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Capricon ('Makara') on its celestial path.

The muhurat starts at 2am and ends at 5.41. Thirdly, this is celebration time which is extremely auspicious as per the Hindu calendar.

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