The importance of Makar Sankranti and why is it celebrated?

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in the month of January normally when the winter bade goodbye and there is onset of summer. It is ideally the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn at the time of the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. It is held in honor of the Sun and various activities such as Kite Flying and a holy dip in the water.  …

January 12, 2018