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Makar Sankrant


Makar Sankrant is the first Indian festival in the beginning of every year. Falling on Jan 14,  it is one of the most auspicious times as per the solar calendar year of the Hindu religion. This festival coincides with the Sun's northward journey (Uttarayan). The Sun enters the zodiac sign of Makar (Capricorn) on Jan 14. Sankrant means the transition from one zodiac sign to another. It is a special date when the day and night are of equal duration. The duration of the day becomes longer henceforth. To celebrate this auspicious season with you, Indiaparenting.com presents an exciting Sankrant feast.
 

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Now you can wish a colourful Makar Sankrant to your near and dear ones. Send your personalized Sankrant cards and add cheer to the life of your chosen ones.

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What is Makar Sankrant?
What does Sankrant signify? The religious significance of the festival which is celebrated differently in different parts of India.

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Bring out the creative self in your child by teaching how to make easy and inexpensive kites. Also we provide safety guidelines for kitefliers.

Recipes for Makar Sankrant
Four seasonal preparations that you and your family can devour this Sankrant, starting with the not-to-be-missed Teel Polis.

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