Why Do We Fly Kites on Makar Sankranti

There is a tradition of flying kites in many cities of the country on Makar Sankranti. Because of this tradition, Makar Sankranti is also called the kite festival. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the markets are decorated with colorful kites. People enjoy flying kites with friends and relatives. Let’s know why do we fly kites on Makar Sankranti?

Why Do We Fly Kites on Makar Sankranti?

It is believed that the tradition of flying kites on Makar Sankranti was started during the time of Lord Shri Rama. According to Tamil’s Tandanaramayana, on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sri Rama had flown a kite and that kite went to Indraloka. This tradition started by Lord Rama is followed even today.

Auspicious works start from this festival of Makar Sankranti because from the day of Makar Sankranti the Sun starts moving towards the North. In such a situation, kites are used to celebrate the beginning of auspiciousness. Anyway, the kite is considered a symbol of auspiciousness, freedom, and happiness.

On the other hand, if we talk about scientific reason, then the relation of flying kites is related to health. Because by flying a kite many exercises are done together. Flying kites in winter morning gives energy to the body and skin-related disorders are removed.

The same day in different states is known as Lohri & Uttarayan, So Kites are flown on Lohri & Uttarayan.

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