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2009-01-14
Name: Editor What is so special about the festival of Makar Sankranti? How do you celebrate Makar Sankranti? What kind of recipes you prepare on this day?
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2009-04-14
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Name: priya
Subject:  makar sankranti
Yes,Makar sankranti ,also called as pongal is celebrated according to solar calendar in the south.The thidhi,time and even the nakshatra are taken into consideration to decide what day the festival actually falls.For hindus in the south sankranti is the festival of harvest.This is the time when the crops are harvested and offered to god and its considered a very happy occasion in families.People usually cook food items prepared with milk mostly pongal(with rice and dhal)or sweet rice(prepared with rice and jaggery)with the milk overflowing out of the cooking pots which is regarded as very auspicious for the whole family.The festival symbolises of new life,new ventures and a new beginning.
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2009-01-14
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Name: Vijay
Subject:  I love tilgul
Makara sankranti is based on the movement of the earth round the sun. The movement of the earth round the sun is fixed that is why it always takes 365 days to go one round. so, sankranti always comes on 14th of jan.some hindus like in tamil nadu & south karnataka people do follow solar calendars. Actually Makar Sankranti is a festival celebrated to provide heat for the body in the winter through specific food i.e. til-gul, ladoo which provides more heat to the body. This is ayurvedic but connected with the religious aspect. This season you can eat as much you like but if you eat the same in summer you will definitely suffer.
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2009-01-14
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Name: J. Kaur
Subject:  This Lohri was really special
My family and I celebrated Lohri. Lohri is the day that comes before Maghi or Sankranthi. This Lohri was really special for my family as it was first Lohri of my sister-in-law in our house. We decided to celebrate it in out native place where all our relatives gather. We lit up bonfire and danced around it like crazy. We being the Punjabi family are food freak. We need good food to make out festival joyous. We prepare all kinds of Punjabi dishes. Punjabi families celebrate Lohri with great enthusiasm. But it is celebrated in with greater zest if a marriage or childbirth has taken place in the house.
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2009-01-14
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Name: Ganesh
Subject:  Happy Makar Sankranti
Hi. I am Maharashtrian and we celebrate Makar Sankrant in a great way. I usually greet my relatives by visiting them. I send e-cards to all my friends and relatives. My mom makes tilguls and we go to our neighbors’ houses to distribute tilguls and other sweets. While giving tilguls we say ‘tilgul ghya, god god bola’. That means we ask our loved ones to maintain good relations with us forever by asking them to speak sweetly. Makar Sankranti is special as it is an auspicious period when we pray early in the morning. I like the auspiciousness in the atmosphere when we celebrate Sankranti.
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