Connect The Dots…Sankranti, Sunshine, Sesame Seeds And Kite Flying
Makara Sankranti is considered to be a sacred day for Indians as it marks the day when the rays of the rising Sun bring light and enlightenment for the people and the planet.
Now what is specific to Makara Sankranti you may ask? As per Indian astrology, Makara Sankranti is given great significance because this particular Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s movement to the north. From this Sankranti onwards, the Sun enters the constellation of Capricorn (known as Makara in Sanksrit) and moves into the northern hemisphere.This northern transition of the Sun is called Uttarayana. From January 15th, for the next six months, the Sun will continue its northerly movement. After six months, the Sun will begin its movement to the south, called Dakshinayana. This Sankranti is known as Karka Sankranti, and falls between July 14 and July 18.
Another significant aspect of Makara Sankranti is that it also marks the end of winter and the end of an inauspicious period. This is festival is extremely important for farmers as it also marks the advent of the harvest season.
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