Makar Sankranthi Festival 2013 Date, celebrations in India
Sankranti (sankranthi) is one of the main festivals celebrated by Hindus as the harvest festival. Sankranthi 2013 festive mood can be seen in ruralIndia. Bhogi, Makar sankranthi, kanuma and Mukkanuma are part of sankranthi celebrations. This sankranthi or pongal is celebrated as four day festival.
Makar Sankranthi 2013 Festival Date:
Makar sankranthi is celebrated as the transition of Sun from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana. The date of sankranthi is almost fixed on 14th of January. But some times on leap years it falls on 15th January. In the year 2013 sankranthi is falling on 14th January 2013. Bhogi 2013 shall be celebrated on 13th January 2013. Kanuma and Mukkanuma shall be celebrated on 15th and
Makar sankranthi Festival 2013 Celebrations inIndia:
Sankranthi is celebrated with different names across different states in States. In states like AP (Andhra Pradesh), UP (Uttar Pradesh), WB (West Bengal), Bihar, Karnataka, Maharastra, MP (Madhya Pradesh), Jharkhand, Goa,Sikkim, Manipur and Orissa it is celebrated as sankranthi or Makar Sankranti. Sankranthi 2013 is celebrated as Pongal in TN (Tamilnadu) and Uttarayana in Gujarat andRajasthanStates. Sankranthi is also called as Khichdi in UP, Makar Villakku Festival in Kerala and Maghi in Haryana, HP (Himachal Pradesh) andPunjab.
Devotees take holy bath on the Bhogi day and decorate their homes with flowers. They keep the homes clean. Devotees paint their homes with colours or with white wash. As this is harvest festival devotees enjoy a lot on the occasion of this festival.