Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Makar Sankranti ! Welcome to kite festival in Jaipur

Happy Makar Sankranti!

Makar Sankranti is a festival of India that comes on January 14 every year. The Sun goes to uttarayan (popularly spoken as utran) from this day according to Indian astrology.

Makar is tenth Rashi (Zodiac) and Sankranti means transition. Hence, Makar Sankranti means the transition of the Sun from the zodiac Makar. People go to Ganga Sagar near Kolkata, West Bengal, to take a bath on Makar Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti is also a kite flying festival or kite festival in many parts of India. Jaipur in Rajasthan and Gujrat are famous for their kite festivals.
Kumbh Mela also starts on the day of Makar Sankranti and people go for a bath in holy Ganga or in Triveni. A Large number of people are expected to assemble in Haridwar this year for Kumbh Snan on January 14, 2010, the day of Makar Sankranti.

Happy Makar Sankranti!

(Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)

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