Allpicts.in – #HappyMakarSankranti #MakarSankranti2023 – This Makar Sankranti wallpaper is one of the best collections for celebrating Makar Sankranti 2023. Similarly to the previous post, this wallpaper has a simple text of “Happy Makar Sankranti” and pictures of several kinds of stuff that are usually available at the Makar Sankranti celebration. Designed in HD resolution, it has a perfect design for greeting cards.
Makara Sankranti or Makar Sankranti or Maghi is a festival day in reference to the deity Surya (sun) in Hinduism. It marks the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn), as the symbol of the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days. The festival is observed with social festivities such as colorful decorations, rural children going house to house, dances, kite flying, bonfires, singing and asking for pocket money, and feasts.
Makar Sankranti Names
There are various names for the festivities associated with Makar Sankranti, including:
- Magh Bihu in Assam
- Maghi in Punjab
- Maghi Saaji in Himachal Pradesh
- Maghi Sangrand or Uttarain (Uttarayana) in Jammu
- Sakrat in Haryana
- Sakraat in Rajasthan
- Sukarat in central India
- Pongal in Tamil Nadu
- Uttarayan in Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh
- Ghughuti in Uttarakhand
- Dahi Chura in Bihar
- Makar Sankranti in Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal
2023 Makar Sankranti
The time between Makar Sankranti and Punya Kaal (40 Gathis – roughly 16 hours for Indian locations) from the time of Makar Sankranti is considered good for auspicious work. There are several activities that should be done during Punya Kaal. Such as taking bath, offering Naivedhya to Lord Surya, offering charity or Dakshina, performing Shraddha rituals, and breaking fast or Parana.
Makar Sankranti is set by the solar cycle and corresponds to the exact time astronomical event of the Sun entering Capricorn and is observed on a day that usually falls on 14 January of the Gregorian calendar, but on 15 January in leap years. Makar Sankranti’s date and time are analogous to the Sidereal time of the Zodiac sign of Capricorn (when the sun enters).
Furthermore, feel free to use this wallpaper to say Happy Makar Sankranti. You can also use other Makar Sankranti images and select them from our gallery below: