Best 5 Places To Celebrate Sankranthi 2020
Sankranti is one of the most auspicious Hindu festival and celebrated in all places of India. In 2020 Makar Sankranti festival will be celebrated on 15th of January. The day is known by various names and a variety of traditions are witnessed as one explores the festival in different states in different types. Most of the Hindu festivals are based on the lunar cycle, Makara Sankranti is one that follows on the solar cycle. If you want to participate in Makar Sankranti festival celebrations in India, make sure to visit below top destinations to celebrate the festival.
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) :
Ahmedabad is amazing destination to travel on Sankranti time. This city is the witness for kite flying events during the sankranti festival. The best part about visiting Ahmedabad during Makar Sankranti season is that the markets are filled with colourful kites. You will get to see different varieties of kites. People in Gujarat gets into a festive mood and show their amazing and unique kite flying skills. People from all over the country and world participated and showcased their creatively crafted kites and kite-flying skills.
Jaipur & Jodhpur (Rajasthan) :
Apart from Ahmedabad, Rajasthan also organizes the grand Kite Festival during the Sankranti festival season. You can see colorful kites with amazing designs can be seen in Rajasthan especially in Jodhpur and Jaipur cities on this special day. Adults and Childrens with their family members gather on the roof top to see and enjoy the kite flying. This year International Kite Festival in Jaipur will be celebrated for 3 days. The kite festival starts on 14th of January and continue till 16th of January 2020.
Amritsar (Punjab) :
Lohri is celebrated on 13th of January 2020, it is just around the corner and Amritsar. The main event includes preparing a huge bonfire which is symbolic of the homage to the Sun God for bringing in warmth. Lohri festival holds a great significance for the people of Punjab as it marks the beginning of harvesting season and end of the winter season. In the rest of India, the harvest festival is celebrated as Makara Sankranti. Pongal in celebrated as harvest festival in south India.
Tenangana & Andhra Pradesh :
Sankranti is celebrated all over India specially in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka. In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state Sankranti festival is celebrated for three days. First day called Bhogi, then makara sankrnti and last day called Kanuma. Lakhs of people working in Hyderabad or other major states headed to their homes in both the states to celebrate Sankranti. Most of the young people will participate in kite flying, and also most of the people will love to watch Cock-fight, Decoration of bulls, bull fight and other rural sports in the festival.
Madurai (Tamilnadu) :
Madurai is located in Tamil Nadu state and this city is famous for most beautiful Meenakshi Amman temple. The traditional sport Jallikattu played during Pongal. On the main festive day at sunrise, farmers with their families offer some portion of the harvest to the god Sun and thank him. Jallikattu Alanganallur located around 17 km of distance from Madurai, where the sport of bull taming is played during the occasion of Pongal.
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