E kaaypo chhe………
Uttarayan festival is celebrated on 14th January every year. Uttarayan is one of the most awaited festival in Gujarat. Uttarayan is also known as Makar Sankranti, related to Hindu astrology. This festival is also celebrated in different parts of India with different names and on the same date.
Uttarayan 2016 Date:
14th January 2016
Uttarayan 2016 Day:
When is Makar Sankranti in 2016?:
15th January 2016
Uttarayan 2016 Muhurat:
07:26 am to 12:48 pm
Generally Makar Sankranti falls on 14th January with the celebration of Uttarayan Kite Festival but in 2016, Makar Sankranti is falling on 15th January 2015, Friday. So Makar Sankranti 2016 Punya Kaal Muhurat is given here.
What is Makar Sankranti:
Uttarayan is the day when the sun starts to travel northwards marking the decline of winter. The days become longer, the sky clear and the breeze cooler. A feeling of anticipation and joy is there on the day of Uttarayan and all celebrate it with joyfulness.
On this day from Dhanu Raashi (Sagittarius) the sun transition to Makar Rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. This festival is also a symbol of new life. Sankranti gives a signal for arrival of spring season and closing of winter season.
Makar Sankranti Food:
On the day of Uttarayan the peoples of Gujarat eat special Gujarati food like Undhiyu, Khichdo etc. The Undhiyu is the first choice of the Gujarati people to eat on the day of Makar Sankranti. Other than this food like Chiki, Til Ladoo, Sugarcane, Khajoor (Dates) and many more.
Uttaryan festival Celebration in Gujarat:
Uttarayan is dedicated to Lord Surya. In Gujarat the festival of uttarayan is most popular for kite flying. Here peoples are crazy for the celebration of Uttarayan. All peoples fly kites from early morning to late night. In olden days this festival was celebrated in the traditional way, but now a days this festival of kite flying is celebrated with DJ Music, arranging music on the terrace etc.
What to do on Makar Sankranti? :
The time of Makar Sankranti is considered good for auspicious work. This duration of forty Ghatis is known as Punya Kaal. Sankranti activities like taking bath, offering Naivedhya to Lord Surya, offering charity of Dakshina, performing Shraddha rituals and breaking fast or Parana should be done during Punya Kaal.
Happy Makar Sankranti ………. Happy Uttarayana 2016………..
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