Sankranti Greeting – Cow Worship On Utarayan (Pongal)

Makar Sankranti or Utrayana
When we use word “sankranti” actual Sanskrit word, mean earth is rotating itself on an axis inclined 17.5 degrees to its panel of way of revolving the Sun and that’s why Sun appears to move southwords and northwards from equator.



In Indian special Hindu culture there is significant importance of Festival Makarsankranti.

On this day , Sun starts moving to north, for example, transition from Capricorn known widely in astrology as Makara Rekha,

Actual spiritual importance and aspects of this festival is perfect to worship and god who is known as Narayan you can see and from sankranthi day sun god changes his transit.

one more vital facet is that sun is extremely powerful and helps within the growth of the paddy and alternative plantations. therefore this competition is extremely vital for farmers and then it’s celebrated during a grand manner in villages. The home is clean, and every one maintenance jobs ar done before this competition.

Importance of Makar sankranti







Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival that is celebrated all over India with great pomp and splendor. The Sanskrit word Sankranti means “transition”. The festival which usually falls around January 14th, is celebrated in the Hindu month of Magha to mark the sun’s passing through the winter solstice, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn called “Makar” in Sanskrit, hence the name Makar Sankranti. It marks the beginning of the warmer summer months. Although in appearance Makar Sankranti is primarily celebrated throughout India as a harvest festival, the day symbolizes some

Kite Festival and Worship Importance on Utrayan in Gujarat

On the morning of Sankranti special grass and poached Prasad is dropped at the temples and cows area unit invited into the temple precincts to fancy their own Bhog. The cows area unit then adored and given with decorations. Kitesare given as offerings and might be seen everywhere the temples and homes. when this the globe far-famed kitefestival begins. Thousands of individuals fly unbelievably ornate and vibrant kites in “Pech Ladana” or kite competitions. As evening comes the joy is difficult to suppress for the winner of the kite competitions area unittopped in their individual neighbourhoods

Substances offered on Makar sankranti

Specially Donation for cow is quite importance on this day, you will found collection centers at every cross roads of city of Gujarat specially in Surat, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bharuch, Morvi, Rajkot people use to feel greatful by donating cloths, money , new vessels, food, sesame seeds, pot of sesame seeds, jaggery, should be made depending on the capability. On this day, married women also make some offering. They take things from unmarried girls and give them sesame seeds and jaggery in return.

Spiritual belief is to get blessing of mother cow on Utarayan. Worship cows by offering special puja is the most the belief behind Makar sankranti a myriad of cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour, and gaiety.

This is traditional belief that most of the girls feed by young girls as these special days are dedicated to reunion of the family with the blessings of mother cow family relation get stronger and retransform in to one.

 Cow Worship at Bengal in Utrayana (Makar Sankranti)

Bengali households are filled with the fragrance of exotic delicacies like ‘Puly’, ‘Chetai’, ‘Pakan’, ‘Kushli’, ‘Khira’, ‘Bhapa’, ‘Patisapta’, ‘Mutho’ and other varieties to observe the day. Beautiful “Alponas” or designs in extremely complicated Tantric patterns are drawn on the courtyards of houses. The Ganga Sagar Mela is a world famous event which is held on the banks of the Hooghly on this day. People come from all over India to Bengal for a ceremonial dip into the Ganga on this auspicious day.


“तिळगुळ घ्या आणि गोड गोड बोला” means ‘Accept these tilgulsand speak beautiful words and grow relationship’

Kumaon (Uttarakhand)

काले कौवा काले घुघुति माला खाले
ले कौवा बड़ा मकें दे सुणो घड़ा
ले कौवा ढाल मकें दे सुणो थाल

In Punjab Makar Sankranti and is celebrated as Lohri.
Tamil Nadu Makar Sankranti and is celebrated as Thai Pongal.
IN Karnataka, Suggi or harvest festival for farmers of Kaveri basin of Karnataka.