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<ul><li><p>Makar Sankranti</p></li><li><p>Copyright 2011 Mocomi &amp; Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. </p><p>Makar Sankranti</p><p>Makar Sankranti or just Sankranti is celebrated in India by various groups of people for dierent reasons. In astrology it is day on which the sun moves into the house of Capricorn. The name of the festival comes from combination of the Hindi word for Capricorn- Makar and the word for the movement of earth from one zodiac in the sky to another- sankranti.</p><p>Makar Sankranti or just Sankranti is celebrated in India by various groups of people for dierent reasons. In astrology it is day on which the sun moves into the house of Capricorn. The name of the festival comes from combination of the Hindi word for Capricorn- Makar and the word for the movement of earth from one zodiac in the sky to another- sankranti.</p></li><li><p>Copyright 2011 Mocomi &amp; Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. </p><p>Makar Sankranti</p><p>The day is supposed to mark the winter sol-stice but since calculations for the lunar cal-endar are not made using the tropical (standard) time scheme it falls on the 14th of January, 21 days after the actual winter sol-stice. </p><p>The day is supposed to mark the winter sol-stice but since calculations for the lunar cal-endar are not made using the tropical (standard) time scheme it falls on the 14th of January, 21 days after the actual winter sol-stice. </p></li><li><p>Copyright 2011 Mocomi &amp; Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. </p><p>Makar Sankranti</p><p>There are many beliefs and much folk-lore behind the celebrations of this day. One is that on this day Vishnu ended the war between the Devas and Asuras which had been going on for millenia. So for some this marks the end of nega-tivity and a start of the era of righteous living. </p></li><li><p>Copyright 2011 Mocomi &amp; Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. </p><p>Makar Sankranti</p><p>Another belief is that Bhishma, who was granted a boon by his father that he would die only when he willed it, decided to be released from his mortal form. Hence it is aus-picious for people to begin physical and spir-itual journeys on this day.</p><p>Another belief is that Bhishma, who was granted a boon by his father that he would die only when he willed it, decided to be released from his mortal form. Hence it is aus-picious for people to begin physical and spir-itual journeys on this day.</p></li><li><p>Copyright 2011 Mocomi &amp; Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. </p><p>Makar Sankranti</p><p>Makar Sankranti is celebrated by dierent names and customs in dierent parts of India. It is essen-tially a harvest festival celebrated with great fan-fare. There are melas or fairs held in many regions but one of the traditions in particular is ying kites. People of all ages take to rooftops to y kites in an act to get closer to God.</p><p>Project : Kites come in various shapes and sizes and can be made of dierent types of materials. The most common type of kite is the diamond shaped kite that is light-weight and easy to y. Have you ever own a kite? Try it!</p><p>Makar Sankranti is celebrated by dierent names and customs in dierent parts of India. It is essen-tially a harvest festival celebrated with great fan-fare. There are melas or fairs held in many regions but one of the traditions in particular is ying kites. People of all ages take to rooftops to y kites in an act to get closer to God.</p></li></ul>