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Makar Sankranti : Winter Hindu Festivals

Makar Sankranti : Winter Hindu Festivals

When the sun changes direction from one constellation of the zodiac to another, it is known as Sankranti. There are 12 Sankrantis in a year, of which Mesh (Aries) Sankranti, when the solar year begins, and Makar (Capricorn) Sankranti, when the sun begins its northward journey from the Tropic of Cancer, are of primary importance. [...]

January 13, 2014 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture 0

Indian President greets nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal

Indian President greets nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation ahead of the festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal.   In his message, he said: “On the joyous occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, I convey my greetings and best wishes to all citizens of India and wish them prosperity and happiness.” “May the [...]

January 13, 2014 HHR India 0