The festival is celebrated in North-western Indian states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, etc. There are many fairs (Mela) that are organised on this day. The world-famous Kumbh Mela, which is the most significant pilgrimage, is organised once every 12 years.
Makar Sakranti is known by different names in different regions. It is also called Til Sakranti, Uttarayana, Maghi, Ghughuti, etc. On this day, Sun transits into Makar Rashi (Capricorn) from Sagittarius per Indian Astronomy. The harvest festival, Pongal, will also be celebrated on the same day till 18th Jan 2023 in Southern parts, especially in Tamil Nadu.
On this day, people celebrate by lighting bonfires, flying kites, dancing and feasting. This festival is observed every year in January and is dedicated to the Hindu god, Surya.
On this auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, I wish you are blessed with happiness, peace, and prosperity.
Happy Makar Sankranti to everyone. There is nothing as beautiful as the skies of Makar Sankranti as they are so full of colors and life.May our kites soar high up in the skies and fill our hearts with happiness. Wishing you a blessed and cheerful Makar Sankranti with your loved ones.