Makar Sankranti - Tilgul Ghya God God Bola

This article dicusses about one of the festivals celebrated in Mharashtra namely Makar Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti is not only celebrated in Maharashtra and it has been celebrated all over India.

Concept of Makar Sankranti

This festival is celebrated to worship the sun by considering it as the god. The history of Hinduism says the death of veteran Bhishma as the reason for this festival. As per the history, stated in the book Maha bharath, the day when Bhishma died is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. The history says that Bhishma was hit by the arrow from Arjun's bow earlier, but he was on the bed made up of the arrows from Arjun for days and died in this particular day. So, the people who are dying in this particular day are believed have no rebirth after that in Hinduism.

Makar Sankranti - Tilgul Ghya God God Bola


Makar Sankranti Way of celebration

People are using the water to dip towards the sun. Some people will travel to the Ganga River to dip the water from it to the sun. There is a strong belief that the girl who does this will get good bride groom and the boys will get good bride.

In Maharashtra, people use to share grains together as acknowledgement of celebrating the Makar Sankranti.

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