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Happy Makar Sankranti 2019 Images and Wallpapers with Wishes to Send on WhatsApp

Dedicated to the sun god or Surya Devta, the Hindu harvest festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in India and Nepal. This mid-winter festivity marks the beginning of the transition of sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn. At the same time, it also marks the beginning of the longer and warmer days as compared to nights till the time next equinox occurs. Now, as we have already stepped into the year 2019, the festivity is just around the corner.

Makar Sankranti This Year:

While dates for many Hindu festivals change every year as they follow the lunar calendar, the date of Makara Sankranti remains the same, i.e. January 14. It is because the ancient Hindu festival is observed according to solar cycles. This year the 14th January falls on Sunday.

Makar Sankranti Significance in Hinduism:

The festival of Makar Sankranti is of great significance for the Hindus who believe in the existence of several gods and deities, each assigned a different role in the scheme of the world. They also believe in the physical manifestation of each god and deity in the shape of idols which they themselves create with precious metals and materials.

Dedicated to sun god Surya Devta, the eve of Makar Sankranti is considered as important for spiritual practices. That is why, as a part of their celebrations, the adherents of Hindu dogma take dips in the Ganges which, according to them, is a holy river. This dip in the Ganges, according to Hindus, serves to cleanse and purge them of their sins. Another important activity on this occasion is that of flying kites.

Here you also need to note that, though celebrated across the whole of India, the festival is given different names in different regions. For example, the Tamil people in the state of Tamil Nadu call it Pongal. It is known as Maghi in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Poush Sangkranti in West Bengal, Magh Bihu Assam amongst others.

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019 Images and Wallpapers with Wishes to Send on WhatsApp:

Living in the world closely interconnected with social media, as the eve of Sankranti is approaches, the adherents of Hindi dogma must be looking for happy Makar Sankranti 2019 images and wallpapers with wishes to send on WhatsApp.

Here you will find creative, unique and expressive images and wallpapers with wishes related to the harvest festival dedicated to the sun deity.

Posted by on January 4, 2019 in Events Wallpapers

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