Makar Sankranti is a major festival in India. This festival is celebrated mainly by the Hindu community. This festival is celebrated under different names in many states. This festival is also called the festival of kites. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in India on the occasion of the arrival of spring. As many do not know the meaning of this festival, let us know the meaning of Makar Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti English Meaning
The word ‘Makar’ is related to Capricorn, while ‘Sankranti’ means transition or transfer. On this day the Sun enters Capricorn (Makar). That is why it is called Makar Sankranti. The sun starts moving north from tropical Capricorn. This phenomenon is also called Uttarayana, meaning the sun moves north. This festival is celebrated in the month of Poush. The festival of Makar Sankranti is always celebrated on 14 or 15 January.
The main purpose behind celebrating this festival is to welcome the good days. People want good luck, good health, prosperity, well-being, and a lot of wealth.