Sankranthi-the festival of kites

Sankranti is celebrated every year in the month of January to mark the transit of Sun god into Makara zodiac. It is often considered as the end of extreme winter season. The festival is celebrated at the same time when the crop reaches the house of the farmer. Hence, farmers celebrate the festival with a lot of happiness

In various parts of the country, the festival is celebrated with different names such as Maghi in north India, Makara Sankranti in Telugu states and Karnataka, Bihu in Assam and Pongal in Tamil Nadu. The festival is for 3 days and consist of Bhogi, Sankranti, and Kanuma. On the day of Bhogi, all the old furniture and worn-out belongings are put into Bonfire. People believe that this brings newness into their life. On the second day, i.e., Sankranti, the main festival is observed and on the third day, that is kanuma, animals are worshipped.

People go to rivers and take holy baths. Every 12 years, Kumbha Mela is observed during this period. Especially in the Telugu States, this festival is known for the homecoming of a newlywed couple. Sankranti has its own distinct foods. Women showcase their artistic skills with beautiful Rangolis in front of their homes. Kids and youngsters are busy flying kites and women are busy in the kitchen. People like haridasulu, gangireddula varu go home to home blessing people and collecting alms. In this way, the Sankranti festival is connected with different types of people and celebrated with great joy.

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