Makar Sankranti falls on January 14th 2012. As known to all, it is one of the most pious festivals for Hindus worldwide. However, it is not confined to just Hindus, several other religions celebrates this festivals but in the different names. Makar Sankranti, apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture Makar Sankranti is one of the important festivals of India. This festival is associated with nature, season change and agriculture. All the three things are base of life. Makar Sankranti is a festival of nature. Without the presence of nature, we cannot live even for a moment. Makar Sankranti is a way or synonym to thank for this blessing. Sun is a factor of life, light and growth. It is an integral part of our life. Makar Sankrnati is known by several other names in India. Some of them are Uttarayan, Sankranti, Tirmauri, Thai Pongal etc. It is known as Thai Pongal in South India, as Makar Sankranti in North India, as Uttarayan in Gujarat and for Sindhi people, this pious festival is called Tirmauri. . In the certain parts of North and Central India, Makar Sankranti is called Khichadi and the Garhwal simply call it Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar(Astrology), when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the earth from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14th January every year
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