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ONE FESTIVAL MANY NAMES

According to the Hindu Calendar there are 12 Sankrantis in a year and the Makara Sankranti that comes in the month of January is the most significant and is celebrated across India with  different names. In many parts of the country, this festival is celebrated for 3 to 4 days. Celebrated in the honour of the Sun God, Surya, it also heralds the arrival of the spring season and the end of the winter season. It is also celebrated as the Harvest season. Special food items are prepared and distributed amongst family and friends. Kite flying is one of the popular games played in some states during this festival. This festival day is considered very auspicious to make charitable contributions.

Please try these puzzles about Makara Sankranti. Puzzle 1 is about the many names that this festival has, Puzzle 2 is about the yummy food that is prepared across different parts of India and Puzzle 3 is about the rituals & traditions followed across India for this festival. 

Though this festival is celebrated across many regions by many names but for common reasons unites us all as a civilisation. We invite you to read this interesting article by Bharathgyan and enrich your  knowledge about diversity in the unity seen through the observance of the Sankranti festival.

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