The first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn) marks the occasion of Makar Sankranti, which is also known as Makara Sankranthi. The festival, that refers to a specific solar day according to the Hindu calendar and is celebrated with reference to the Sun lord is observed in January every year.
People in large numbers gather on terraces to fly kites of various colors to celebrate Uttrayana, the welcome to the sun after the cold winter months.Indian traditional foods to make this Uttarayan delicious
It is celebrated all over Gujarat but the excitement runs highest at Ahmedabad, Surat (known particularly for the strong string which is made by applying glass powder on the row thread to provide it a cutting edge) Nadiad and Vadodara. To be in any one of these places during this festival is to feel the heart and pulse of Gujarat and its people.
To make it more memorable, we have list of songs that you can play while celebrating Makar Sankranti/Uttrayana on terraces.
Dedicated to the festival of Kite flying, this track from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is sure to leave you grooving.