Happy Makar Sankranti 2018: Bollywood and Traditional songs to play for celebrations

Happy Makar Sankranti 2018: Bollywood and Traditional songs to play for celebrations

In 2018, it falls on January 14.

The markets of Siliguri have started stocking up on sesame, flattened rice, puffed rice, jaggery, rewdi and everything else that is used in the celebration of Makar Sankranti.

The festival has different names from North to South. In Tamil Nadu, the festive occasion is celebrated as Pongal, whereas in Punjab it is known as Lohri while some call it as Uttarayan.

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The festival is celebrated on the same day every year in india that follows the solar calendar. Celebrated with different names all over the country, the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal symbolize the happiness that comes with good harvest and is a celebration of a positive transformation in people's lives. The festival holds a great religious significance for Hindus and a large number of people visit the Prayag city (Allahabad) to bathe in Sangam (confluence of the three holy rivers, namely Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati River).

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister extended his greetings to all those celebrating various festivals. The bathing is believed to result in merit or absolution of past sins.

The festival also marks the early stages of the Rabi crop, where crops have already been sown. Pongal festival is a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers celebrate the event to thank the nature spirit, the Sun God and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest. The festival marks the onset of summer and an auspicious six months period for Hindus known as Uttaarayan. And the auspicious time starts from 2am to 2.24am. It is also the first day of the month of Magha.

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