Makar Sankranti is a festival of thanksgiving. People gather to appreciate and pay thanks to the Gods and Guardians for sustaining them through the year. Makar Sankranti is a popular festival in India celebrated in the second week of January. Sankranti marks the movement of the Sun into the Northern Hemisphere or the Makara Rashi. This period is referred to as Uttarayan as well.
Different states in India mark this festival in different ways. Makar Sankranti is a very auspicious period and in states of Karnataka, Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh, Sankranti is a festival of goodwill and friendship. Til and jaggery are an integral part of the festival.
To mark the auspicious Makar Sankranti, people of Gujarat fly kites. In Maharastra and Karnataka people exchange Til, molasses and coconut to acknowledge Sankranti. They believe that exchange of sweet will fill their lives with sweetness in the year to come.
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