Makar Sankranti Festival aka Uttarayan:

Nirjala Ekadasi Kites

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Maker Sankranti is not celebrated according to the position of the Moon like other major festival. It is celebrated on the position of the Sun. It commemorates the moment when the Sun progress in a Makar Rashi. On this occasion devotees are worshiped lord Surya.

Lord Surya worship is like nature worship. A biggest moment on this occasion is to take a holy dip at the Sangam of three rivers Yamuna, Saraswati and Ganga in Allahabad. Maker sankranti signals the beginning of spring season and end of the winter season.

This time is observed as Uttarayana Punyakalam and it supposed a auspicious period. After the maker sankranti the days are going to be longer and heater.

It is believed that from this occasion god wake up after a six months sleep. It is considered a best time period to do auspicious things. Maker sankranti also give us an opportunity to regret our sins and negativeness by worship and a hallow dip into the holy rivers.

Myth Story of Sankranti :

In ancient Mahabharata time Bheeshm Pitamaha, who had got bless from his father that he will die by his own desire.

So Bheeshm Pitamaha chose this time period of Uttarayana. Devotees believed that anybody who get die in this period, thus ending he get ‘Moksha’.

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