Makar Sankranti. Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh. Constellation - RASHI. 12 x 30 o = 360 o. 30 o. Constellation - RASHI. The Zodiac is divided into 12 Rashis (Constellations). Crocodile MAKAR. Lion Simha. Crab Karka. Ram Mesh. Crossing of the Sun from one Rashi to the next is 'Sankranti'.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh
12 x 30o = 360o
The Zodiac is divided into 12 Rashis (Constellations)
Crossing of the Sun from one Rashi to the next is 'Sankranti'
(Some traditions celebrate it on 10th Jan)
In Maharashtra, it’s popular among kids for kite flying and traditional Haldi Kumkum event bring women neighborhood together. They exchange sweets and greetings etc.
- Tharu people – celebrate it as Maghi
The Hindu migrated outside India continue to celebrate this festival on different scales.
In USA, it’s becoming very popular. In Houston, TX, 4 to 5 thousand gather for kite flying.
Marathi Mandals continue tradition of Haldi kumkum