Every year this kite festival or you can say Makar Sankranti is celebrated with full enthusiasm and joy. Children as well as the older ones enjoy this festival and fly kite. In this festival. Rabi crop harvest and also celebrate the end of the winter season. There is a belief or you can say a tradition of people to fly kite in sun as to show that summer is coming and winter ends and most important to get rid of the winter illness.
Makar Sankranti 2021
This is one of biggest festival of Hindu which is also celebrated in many other country like in Nepal. Nepal celebrate the Makar Sankranti in different different religion but the common about this festival is flying of the kite and making the sky looks so beautiful.
Makar Sankranti or Kite festival is associated with God of Sun or Sun God or Surya Devta. The Makar Sankrati actually origin from the winter solstice. This kite festival is celebrated all over India with full enthusiasm and joy and every state celebrate this colorful festival differently.
This Makar Sankrati is very auspicious where one thing is flying a kite the other thing is doing or performing pooja with full riti riwaj or rituals and the preparation for the pooja starts in the morning, where you have to clean and decorate the house and take bath. Clean your pooja ghar or mandir where you going to perform the pooja.
Steps involve in the Pooja
Firstly for baayna, take two ghevars and put it in the Pooja thali. Secondly also put some money in the thali and sprinkle rice or chawal on the baayna and finally put tilak on your face and finally fold your hand and cover it with duppatta or saree whatever you are wearing and four time rotate over baayna.
When the pooja done you can give this baayan to someone elder then you in your house like your mother-in-law or sister-in-law and if know one was there you can sent it to the temple.
One more important that is associated with this kite festival is Brahmin are invited for lunch and they are gifted with any 14 things to 14 Brahmin, it can be anything like blankets etc. This is also don every interestingly like you have to keep the things that is to be gifted with some money and sprinkle some chawals or rice over it.
Craze of Flying Kites
If you are born in India or ever been to India you will definatly now about the craze of flying kites in India. Irrespective of the caste, religion and gender everyone are invited and free to fly his favorite kite. All variety of kites are available in the market.
The kite becomes demanding and whole market is flooded with kites. In this kite flying festival fighting is also important, actually fighting word is related to the cutting of kite who will cut kite of whom.
The whole sky looks so beautiful during this kite festival. Many kite are brought from abroad like from Malaysia, USA, Japan, Italy and also when the sun sets then the sky is full of the tukkals or you can say kite carrying candles or you can say a paper lantern.
International kite Festival 2021
The lovers of kite festival take part in the International Kite festival. The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat,main motto to start this festival is promote the festival and highlight their culture.
The kite flyer from all over the country come to take part in the festival from over 45 countries from all over the world are taking keen interest in the festival. since 1989 Ahmadabad is the host city for the International kite festival.