Makar Sankranti, falling on January 14th this year, is a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest and a day of joyful festivities for the gifts received over the year. In North India (Prayag), thousands of devout pilgrims line up to bathe at the confluence of the three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (Triveni Sangam). In the South India, devotees throng to the Sabarimala Temple to get a glimpse of the Makara Jyoti.
Families all over the country clean their homes and sanctify them. In Tamil Nadu rice is cooked in milk till the milk overflows. This is called ‘Pongal’. The overflowing milk symbolizes the desire to fill their homes to the brim with wealth.
Rural India comes alive on this day with farmers painting the horns of their cows in bright colours and tying colourful ribbons and bells around their necks. Kids fly colorful kites and conduct kite-flying competitions. There is joy, freshness, newness and the beginning of new life everywhere. People visit each others’ homes bearing unique gifts. Make yours the most unique gift of all by opting for Pongal gift cards from Woohoo.in
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(Post updated on 13 Jan 2018)