Makar Sankranti, apart from being a harvest festival, is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase, which according to the Hindu calendar, begins around mid-December. Makar Sankranti (also known as the ‘kite festival’) is observed with great fanfare all over India. As it is the festival of the Sun God, and he is regarded as the symbol divinity and wisdom, the festival holds an eternal meaning to it.
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