Special Animation Greetings on the eve of the festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, which fall on January 13th, 14th and 15th respectively. On these special days Indians Celebrate in the following format
Sankranti is celebrated all over South Asia with some regional variations. It is known by different names and celebrated with different customs in different parts of the country popularly celebrated in Karnataka as Sankranthi, Andhra Pradesh as Sankranthi, Punjab as Lohri and Tamil Nadu as Pongal.
Significance of Makra Sankranti
Makar Sankranti, Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India. Owing to the vast geography and diversity of culture in India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons and in innumerable ways depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location.
Significance of Lohri
Lohri is a popular Punjabi festival, celebrated by people from the Punjab region of South Asia. The origins of Lohri are many and link the festival to Punjab region. In Punjab, the breadbasket of India, wheat is the main winter crop, which is sown in October and harvested in March or April. In January, the fields come up with the promise of a golden harvest, and farmers celebrate Lohri during this rest period before the cutting and gathering of crops.
Significance of Pongal
Pongal(Makara Sankranti) is the festival day to Hindus, the Sun stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makara Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom and knowledge even as the Sun does from the Day of Makara Sankranti. The festival of Makara Sankranti is highly regarded by the Hindus from north to south. The day is known by various names and a variety of traditions are witnessed as one explores the festival in different states. Owing to the vast geography and diversity of culture in India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons and in innumerable ways depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location. On this day children fly kites. which fall on January 13th, 14th and 15th respectively.Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festival of South India, mainly Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan - sun's journey northwards. Pongal festival lasts for four days. Celebrations include drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal.
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamil people at the end of the harvest season. Pongal is a four day festival which usually takes place from January 13th to 16th in the Gregorian calendar i.e., the last day of the Tamil month Margazhi to the third day of Tamil month Thai.
Finally It's Makar Sankranti! On this day the Sun begins its northward journey called the Uttarayan. Celebrate the auspicious day with your friends/ family/ loved ones. May the festivals mark the commencement of an era of abundance, prosperity and new opportunities.
Wish You and Your Family A Very Very Happy and Prosperous Makra Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal