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Why do we fly kites on Makar Sankranti?

Makar Sankranti :

14th January of every year marks the arrival of Spring in India and also the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. The day marks the beginning of auspicious phase or the holy phase according to the Hindu calendar. Sun, considered as God in Hindu tradition transits into Makar (Capricorn), marking the end of Winter Solstice and start of longer days here off. The festival is celebrated across India in various forms, such as ‘Lohri’ in Punjab while ‘Pongal’ in Tamil Nadu.

The festival is also celebrated by consuming Jaggery & Sesame in the form of sweet.

So why do we fly kite on Makar Sankranti?

Why would someone fly kite on such an auspicious day?

These questions definitely strike all of us…. Continue reading to know more:

The reason of Kite Flying in India:

Since ages, Sun holds an important place in the Hindu tradition. People of India worship the sun as a God, as it gives life to the people on Earth. In olden days, people of India used to believe (being a fact) in that the early morning sun-rays were beneficial for the skin. Sun-rays actually help in detoxification of harmful bacteria from our skin. Also, sun rays in early morning hours are not so harsh to overheat our skin.

Hence Kite Flying was discovered so that more of humans spend their time in direct sun-rays. It gives fun to people while they get their skin healed naturally. Creative isn’t it?

Thanks for reading 🙂


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