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Makar Sankranti – 3

वह देखो, उड चली पतंग,

छूने उस उत्तुंग गगन,

जैसे नभ में उडता विहंग,

अपनी ही मस्ती में है वह मगन।

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The word itself is self explanatory. It is when the Sun while moving through the different constellations moves into the constellation of Makar ( ), we call it Makar Sankranti

The social customs begin from today. They had been barred till now from last few days. The simple reason being, that the crop being ready to cut, needed to be harvested in time. So, the best way to keep farmers busy in their work, was to stop the social customs. This helps them concentrate on their work and do it perfectly. By this time, the harvesting is done and people are comparatively free.

Also the day is dedicated to worshipping the Sun. Sun being the source of all energy and in turn life needs to be understood. We Indians express gratefulness to the Sun for all that He has done for us.

On this day, would wish you, all your family members and your extended families a very Happy Makar Sankranti, Bhogi, Lohri, Khichadi and Tirmoori.

Pls read my older blogs on Makar Sankranti too. The links are provided below…

https://ameetkothari.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/makar-sankranti/

https://ameetkothari.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/makar-sankranti-2/

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Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

4 thoughts on “Makar Sankranti – 3

  1. वाह। बेहतरीन भाई साहब।

    वह देखो, उड चली पतंग,
    छूने उस उत्तुंग गगन,
    जैसे नभ में उडता विहंग,
    अपनी ही मस्ती में है वह मगन।
    मन मेरा भी उड़ संग चला,
    मानो संग कोई विहंग चला,
    अन्न से आच्छादित उर्वी-अंग,
    आँगन,देहरी,घर गाँव मगन,
    उड़ते पतंग संग जैसे हम,
    अपनी मस्ती में मस्त मगन,
    वह देखो जी उड़ चली पतंग।

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