Makar Sankranti, Lohri & Pongal


Makar Sankranti, Lohri & Pongal

Wish you and your family a happy Makarsankranti, Lohri and Pongal.

Lohri marks the culmination of winter, and is celebrated on the 13th day of January in the month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti / Pongal: is a time when the sun changes direction from one constellation (of the zodiac) to another is known as Sankranti.and transition of the Sun from Sagittarius (Dhanu Rashi, 9th sign of Zodiac) to Capricorn (Makar, 10th sign ofZodiac) during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (Uttarayana) is known as Makar sankranti. From Makar Sankranti onwards when the sun is travelling northwards, innumerable auspicious things start happening. Climate and atmosphere improve. Pongal in the South and Sankranti in the North are celebrated to mark the withdrawal of the southeast monsoons as well as the reaping of the harvest. Pongal festivities are spread over several days. The advent of Pongal is associated with spring-cleaning and burning of junk, symbolising the destruction of evil.