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Makara Sankranti : An Important & Significant Festival

Makara Sankranti : A Traditional & Cultural Festival celebrated all over south India. It’s generally Celebrated every year in the month of January. The rural areas like villages are surrounded with the atmosphere of happiness and cheerfulness among all the families getting together for once a year.

Makara Sankranti & Customs

Makara Sankranti is regarded as important for spiritual practices and accordingly, people take a holy dip in rivers, especially Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri. The bathing is believed to result in merit or absolution of past sins. They also pray to the Sun and give thanks for their successes and prosperity. A shared cultural practices found amongst Hindus of various parts of India is making sticky, bound sweets particularly from sesame and a sugar base such as jaggery 

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