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Makar Sakranti

Makar Sankranthi, or Sankranti is one of the most prominent Indian festival. It is celebrated all over India and in some parts of world with great enthusiasm. It is a festival for farmers which are basically celebrated in the Hindu religion and several related communities. It is also called as Harvest festival. In India, the states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Bengal, Maharashtra and Punjab celebrate the festival with fun and zeal .In Tamil Nadu this festival is celebrated as Pongal .

For Hindus, the sun denotes knowledge, light for spirituality and wisdom. Makar Sakranti meaning is that one must turn away from the darkness of deception. We should begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the sun does from this day.

Makar Sankranti 2015 is on Wednesday, 14th of January.In fact, the sun symbolize itself for all the ideals of the Pongal festival. Its message is that of light, purity, unity, equality and true selflessness. Joyous festivities mark the celebration in each and every home in India. Servants, farmers and the poor are fed and clothed, and given gifts of money. On the next day, the cow, this is worshipped and regarded as the symbol of the Holy Mother. Makar Sankranti is also sacred because from this day the negativity in the atmosphere gets wiped off and pleasant positivity takes over.

Makar Sankranti Wishes

The festival, apart from being a harvest festival is also considered as the beginning of an auspicious time according to Indian customs and traditions. Scientifically, this day represents the beginning of hot days that are longer compared to the nights. In other words, Sankranti means the end of winter season and beginning of a spring time that is harvest time. People give wishes to each other regarding their lives be filled with joy and prosperity, as the Sun transmigrates and begins its ascendancy and entry into the Northern hemisphere. During this holy festival people learn to feel their oneness with all creation; they learn to be unselfish and to tread the path of love, purity and forgiveness. Paying respect to the elders of the family especially the father and mother is also an essential ritual to be followed in this festival.

Happy Makar Sankranti Cards

When it comes to sending wishes to your loved ones on festive occasions like Makar Sankranti, the best way would be greeting cards. This is largely because sending greeting cards is a tradition that has been followed since long time in India. In addition to this, it is believed that greeting cards convey the wishes in the most effective and meaningful way

Makar Sankranti represents a natural enmity between Saturn and Sun inspite of the fact that the relation between them is of Son and Father. People give beautiful and the colourful cards of Makar Sankranti as their thoughts hold the power to build, Bend or break hard circumstances among their relations.