Makara Sankranti is a festival celebrated throughout our country marking the beginning of new harvest season and termination of the winter season. On this auspicious day, the Sun God is worshipped across the country mid-December. Most of the Hindu households perform religious ceremonies only after the celebration of Makar Sankranti. What makes the festival stand apart from the other Indian Hindu Festivals is the fact that the date of Makara Sankranti is fixed.
This festival is celebrated across the country in different ways and the cultural significance of the festival, varies geographically as we move from one state to another, with every state celebrating and welcoming the new season of harvest in their own indigenous manner. The Sankranti festival is also known as Makara Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana, Magh Bihu in Assam, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Poush Parban in West Bengal and Lohri in Punjab.
We at CMRNPS had celebrated the Makara Sankranti on 10th January 2020 with enthusiasm and grand fervour. Our tiny tots came in colourful traditional attire bringing with them the festive mood. The premises were decorated depicting a typical village scene during Makara Sankranti. Children were explained how we worship the Sun God on this day by cooking sweet Pongal in the courtyard on firewood as an offering. We had our seniors and K2 students speak about the way this festival is celebrated across the country. Children also sang devotional songs and danced to its tune. Beaten rice mixed with jaggery and coconut was the tasty snack of the day.
Wishing you all a very happy Makara Sankranthi!