Guests are given til-gul and some small gift, as a part of the ritual. Uttarayan, as Makar Sankranti is called in Gujarati, is a major festival in the state of Gujarat  which lasts for two days. Though the role has shades of his own Suryhavamsham, Venkatesh proves that he is the man for such mushy roles. Churma of ghee, halwa and kheer are cooked specially in Jats and Yadavs homes on this day. Drawing rangoli in groups is another popular event among women during Sankranti. This festival is dedicated to the Hindu religious sun god, Surya.
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On the day of engagement, Chinna gets to know about the condition, cancels the wedding, and comes back to his home to meet his family members. Kalyani feels that only Raghavendra is respected by everyone and not Vishnu because Raghavendra manages the provisional store while Vishnu just assists him. The film is all about the bondage between four brothers despite the pulls and pressures from various quarters including from their wives.
It is astronomically important for devotees who worship the sun god at the great Konark temple with fervour and enthusiasm as the sun starts its annual swing northwards. It started as a farmers festival, called as Uzhavar Thirunaal in Tamil.
After a 100 years, Makar Sankranti gets a new date
Venkatesh shoulders all the burden of the family and his role manfully. Besides the usual rituals, people of Orissa, especially Western and Southern Orissa, reaffirm the strength of the bond of friendship with their best friends during this occasion.
All sections of society participate in a three-day festival that begins on the day before Sankranti and ends on the day after. Makar Sankranti also known as Pongal and Uttarayana.
Students celebrating Pongal festival at their college in Chennai. They also make beautiful and ornate drawings and patterns on the ground with chalk or flour, called “Rangoli” or “muggu” in Teluguin front of their homes.
At some places new sankrant are worn on this day. Brothers of married woman visits her home with a gift pack, called “Sindhara” or “Sidha”, of wood and warm clothing for her and her husband’s family. On 15 January, it is celebrated as Makraat in some parts of the state when people relish special khichdi dal-rice replete with cauliflower, peas and potatoes. He just revels in it, underplaying it with finesse. Raghavendra convinces the couple that if they get married without Govardhan Chowdary’s permission, then it will be a big blow to Govardhan Chowdary’s status in society, and they should not be the reason behind that.
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Makara Sankranti Punya Kala – The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: Since such a rich khichdi is generally made on this festival, the festival is often colloquially referred to as “Khichdi”. The movie is in the news because of the presence of two glamorous heroines Nayanthara and Sheela. They are also made to cross a fire.
These pots are filled with newly harvested food grains and are offered with betel leaves and areca nut. Based on a Survey in the Kumaon Himalayas.
Retrieved 15 October Surya Deva Chalisa 40 verse poem praising Sun God. There is also a tradition of some households giving away red berries “Yalchi Kai” with the above. The story sankrantj on the relations between the characters.
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Shankar MahadevanSujatha. R—ZVolume 4 Narendra 2001. Many individuals at the start of the day perform a ritual bath while fasting. It is a tailor-made character for him.
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This goes on for one full year till the next Makar Sankranti. The January 14 date is based on the nirayana system, while the sayana system typically computes to about December 23, per most Siddhanta texts for Hindu calendars. Makara Sankranti is set by the solar cycle of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, and is observed on a day which usually falls on 14 January of Gregorian calendar, but sometimes 15 January. They also pray to the sun and thank for their successes and prosperity.
People in Andhra and Telangana do not eat any meat or fish during the first three days of the festival and do so only on the day of Mukkanuma.