Traditional Hindu Festival Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is a very popular and important traditional festival in different states of the country India. This festival marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi on its celestial path, people believed that this day marks the arrival of spring in India, so they celebrate it as a traditional event. Not only in India, Makar Sankranti festival, is celebrated all over South Asia, in different ways and different names.
In India this festival have different names according to the location. In the states like Chhattisgarh, Goa, Odisha, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and West Bengal etc people celebrate this festival as Makar Sankranti. In Tamil Nadu this festival is known as Pongal. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab people know this festival as Maghi or Lohri. At other places people celebrate this festival with different local names.
Makar Sankranti Celebration in Odisha
In Odisha Makar Sankranti is celebrated in a very good way. People prepare makara chaula (uncooked newly harvested rice, banana, coconut, jaggery, sesame, rasagola, Khai/Liaa and chhena puddings for Naivedya to gods and goddesses) this is an important part of this festival. The withdrawing winter entails a change in food habits and intake of nourishing and rich food. Therefore, this festival holds traditional cultural significance for peoples, so people like this festival and enjoy by celebrating it.
Tourist those come to India from foreign countries they like to see the process of celebration of the Makar Sankranti Festival. So the tour and travel agencies includes the Makar Sankranti Festival visit in the Odisha Tour Packages.
Odisha Tourism offers special deals in Makar Sankranti Festival Tour Packages. In which tourist can enjoy and get very much fun without worrying about any kinds of thing of tour.