Makar Sankranti, which is also known as Harvest festival is the first Hindu festival of the New Year. The festival coincides with other harvest festivals like Pongal,Lohri, Bhogali Bihu among other. The festival marks the start of auspicious phase and it also marks the beginnings of warmer days and end of winter season. It also marks the movement of sun in to Capricorn sun sign. The festival falls in solar month of Makar and lunar month of Magh.

Makar Sankranti 2018: Date, Significance, Puja Vidhi and Muhurat of Kite Flying Festival

Makar Sankranti 2018: Date, Significance, Puja Vidhi and Muhurat of Kite Flying Festival

The name literally means the transition of the sun into Capricorn. It also marks the start of the spring season and harvest season. After Makar Sankranti, the days are longer and nights shorter until the next equinox. Kite flying, preparing sweetmeats and greeting everyone even foes by forgetting the enmity is an essential part of the festival. Thanks to technology now we can quickly send wish messages via social media sites and chat app to our loved ones.  We bring to you some of the best wishes that you can send to your near dear ones. Scroll down to check out coolest wishes.

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Hope the rising sun on Makar Sankranti fills your life with abundant joy and prosperity. Happy Makar Sankranti!

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 I wish you soar high just like the kites on Makar Sankranti. Happy Makar Sankranti!

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With Great Devotion, Fervor And Gaiety, With Rays Of Joy And Hope, Wish You And Your Family,
Happy Makar Sankranti.

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May the Makar Sankranti fire burn all the moments of sadness and bring joy, happiness and love with its warmth. Happy Makar Sakranti!

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May the sacred sun, bless you and your Family. Happy Makar Sankranti

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As the sun starts northward journey. It makes all the happiness of throughout this year. I wish you and your family a very happy Makar Sankranti.

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A new beginning, A new destination, With happiness or sorrow, With pain or pleasure.Happy Makar Sankranti…

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Makar Sankranti Denotes Great…Planning And Happy Beginnings…Daring And New Destinations…Success And Sweetness Wish…You A Great And Joyous Makar Sankranti!

The festival can be touted as the Indian version of Thanksgiving as both festivals are a celebration of harvest and people meet and share a meal together and exchange pleasantries. Famous melas like Kumbh Mela and Gangasagar Mela start during this festive occasion. Also, people perform pujas and exchange til gul or sesame candies. As per legend, on the day of Makar Sankranti, Ganga pursued Bhagirath Muni finally met the ocean and that’s why many celebrate the day by dipping in holy waters and celebrate the conjunction of ocean and river. We at India.com wish you all a very Happy Makar Sankranti 2018!