New Delhi: The much-revered auspicious festival of Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path.
On this day, Surya Dev or Sun God is worshipped. Makar Sankranti is known by different names in the country. If the Northern belt calls it Makar Sankranti or Maghi, then in Maharashtra it is called Pedda Pandaga, in Magh Bihu in Assam, Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Pongal (Thai Pongal) in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat.
To celebrate this auspicious day, many Bollywood celebs took to social media to extend wishes to their fans. Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar, Suriya among others have shared good wishes on the festival.
Take a look at their posts:
Happy #Pongal2022 wishes from team #HeySinamika #DQ33
May this festive time bring peace, joy & prosperity to all.#Achamillai – *#HeySinamikaFirstSingledrops today at 6 pm.* @aditiraohydari @MsKajalAggarwal @jiostudios @justvoot @globalonestudio pic.twitter.com/8ueMasFaqE
— Dulquer Salmaan (@dulQuer) January 14, 2022
— Raashii Khanna (@RaashiiKhanna_) January 14, 2022
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) January 14, 2022
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) January 14, 2022
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) January 14, 2022
— Amit Trivedi (@ItsAmitTrivedi) January 14, 2022
Happy Makar Sankranti ..!!!The rays of the sun today ,are especially beneficial to us ,that is why Hindus in their wisdom ,created a game for us , flying kites ,so that we unwittingly spend time in the outdoors , having fun and gaining from Nature. #makarsankranti2022 pic.twitter.com/lXnD2vsJaw
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) January 14, 2022
On this day, several fairs are organised where social and cultural activities take place. Children take part in kite-flying competitions, bonfires and delicious food stalls dominate the festival. Usually, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14, but sometimes due to the transition in Sun (Surya) position, it falls a day later, i.e. January 15 respectively.