Things To Do On Makar Sankranti

Things To Do On Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti the first festival of the year, is here again. It's Makar Sankranti which is considered to be the harvest festival of India and Maha Kumbha Mela in Prayag, in Assam it is Bhogali Bihu, in Rajasthan and Gujarat they fly kites & in Tamilnadu it’s Pongal time, Lohri in the north brings lot of joy. Festivals in India always provide a perfect backdrop for music, dance, costumes and lavish sets to Bollywood filmmakers. Right from Ganesh Chaturthi to Diwali, our movies celebrate each festival with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

So on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, we present you some interesting things on how they celebrate this festival in its significance

 

In Maharashtra, happy feelings of camaraderie is symbolized by the distribution of til-gul - sesame seed and jaggery. The sesame seed (til) brimming with fragrant and delicious oil, stands for friendship and comradeship and jaggery (gul) for the sweetness of speech and behavior. The distribution of til-gul with the words ‘Til gul ghya ani goad goad bola’ (take this til gul and talk sweetly) signifies the feelings of brotherhood and harmony. In Maharashtra, this festival has another significance attached: gurus choose this season to bestow their grace on disciples.

Til Gul Laddoo

Recipe :

Roast 250 gms sesame in a pan till it is golden brown in colour and keep it aside.

In another pan, roast 1/2 cup grated dry coconut in a pan for 4-5 minutes and keep it aside.

Take chikki 250 gms jaggery (gur) in a pan and start boiling it.

In order to check whether the heating is done, take water in a cup and put drop of jaggery in it. Allow it to cool. If it forms a soft ball, then it is ready for laddus.

Now add 1 tbsp of pure ghee to the mixture and keep stirring the same.

Now add roasted sesame,1/2 cup peanuts crush, grated and roasted coconut, 1/4 cup chana dal, 1 tsp cardamom(elaichi) powder and mix well.

For the Laddus :

Make the laddus while the mixture is hot.

Grease hands with little ghee.

Make small round shaped laddus, you may add cashew nuts to make it more rich.

 

Black is given special importance during Makar Sankranti. Black which is otherwise regarded as inauspicious by most Hindus is worn on this day to fight back evil. It is the day when the Sun starts its northern movement hence this day marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Being the last day of winter, this day turns out to be the coolest day of the entire season.

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Kite Flying Celebration

Like we have our own cultural beliefs regarding this festival, our film industry celebs also have their own special ways of celebrating the festival. Bollywood absolutely loves Indian festivals, and why not, seeing how Indian fests provide the perfect backdrop for lots of dressing, music, dance and lavish sets. From having elaborate sequences in movies where the hero teaches the heroine kite-flying or it's just a way for them to romance, to frolicking about with the entire family having kite wars - there's a lot to the festival that makes it perfect Bollywood type!

 

Shah Rukh Khan also will be seen celebrating Makar Sankranti in his upcoming film Raees. The makers of the film have come out with a special song titled Udi Udi to celebrate the festival. For the first time the actor will be seen doing Garba on screen!

Enjoy your day by listening to Kaipoche (Dheel De De Re Bhaiya) Song!

Makar Sankranti the first festival of the year, is here again. It's Makar Sankranti which is considered to be the harvest festival of India and Maha Kumbha Mela in Prayag, in Assam it is Bhogali Bihu, in Rajasthan and Gujarat they fly kites & in Tamilnadu it’s Pongal time, Lohri in the north brings lot of joy. Festivals in India always provide a perfect backdrop for music, dance, costumes and lavish sets to Bollywood filmmakers. Right from Ganesh Chaturthi to Diwali, our movies celebrate each festival with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

So on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, we present you some interesting things on how they celebrate this festival in its significance

 

In Maharashtra, happy feelings of camaraderie is symbolized by the distribution of til-gul - sesame seed and jaggery. The sesame seed (til) brimming with fragrant and delicious oil, stands for friendship and comradeship and jaggery (gul) for the sweetness of speech and behavior. The distribution of til-gul with the words ‘Til gul ghya ani goad goad bola’ (take this til gul and talk sweetly) signifies the feelings of brotherhood and harmony. In Maharashtra, this festival has another significance attached: gurus choose this season to bestow their grace on disciples.

Til Gul Laddoo

Recipe :

Roast 250 gms sesame in a pan till it is golden brown in colour and keep it aside.

In another pan, roast 1/2 cup grated dry coconut in a pan for 4-5 minutes and keep it aside.

Take chikki 250 gms jaggery (gur) in a pan and start boiling it.

In order to check whether the heating is done, take water in a cup and put drop of jaggery in it. Allow it to cool. If it forms a soft ball, then it is ready for laddus.

Now add 1 tbsp of pure ghee to the mixture and keep stirring the same.

Now add roasted sesame,1/2 cup peanuts crush, grated and roasted coconut, 1/4 cup chana dal, 1 tsp cardamom(elaichi) powder and mix well.

For the Laddus :

Make the laddus while the mixture is hot.

Grease hands with little ghee.

Make small round shaped laddus, you may add cashew nuts to make it more rich.

 

Black is given special importance during Makar Sankranti. Black which is otherwise regarded as inauspicious by most Hindus is worn on this day to fight back evil. It is the day when the Sun starts its northern movement hence this day marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Being the last day of winter, this day turns out to be the coolest day of the entire season.

Black Color Collection

Shop our Black Collection here - http://bit.ly/2imLnUw

 

Kite Flying Celebration

Like we have our own cultural beliefs regarding this festival, our film industry celebs also have their own special ways of celebrating the festival. Bollywood absolutely loves Indian festivals, and why not, seeing how Indian fests provide the perfect backdrop for lots of dressing, music, dance and lavish sets. From having elaborate sequences in movies where the hero teaches the heroine kite-flying or it's just a way for them to romance, to frolicking about with the entire family having kite wars - there's a lot to the festival that makes it perfect Bollywood type!

 

Shah Rukh Khan also will be seen celebrating Makar Sankranti in his upcoming film Raees. The makers of the film have come out with a special song titled Udi Udi to celebrate the festival. For the first time the actor will be seen doing Garba on screen!

Enjoy your day by listening to Kaipoche (Dheel De De Re Bhaiya) Song!

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