The most exciting festival awaits right after the New year -Sankranthi. Makara Sankranti means the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) as it travels on its celestial path. The festival marks the arrival of the harvest, with a season-changing from Winter to Spring.
The festival is celebrated vibrantly in villages of Andhra and Telangana along with relatives, by flying kites, cockfights, Boghi fire, Haridasus, Rangolies, Preparing Pongal etc.
Have you ever wondered why we fly Kites during Sankranthi season? Here is the explaining, the period of Sankranthi is quite beneficial to health in multiple ways. It is believed that winter brings a lot of germs and causes illness and flues. The tradition of kite flying is for a healthy exposure to the early morning Sun, which is a good source of Vitamin D. The ritual of flying kites was initiated to make this act more exciting. Also flying kites high up into the sky is a form of thanking our Gods.
Interesting right, so don’t stop yourself from flying Kites this festive season.
Happy Sankranthi to all our readers!