Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan
is the kite-flying festival. It is celebrated exactly on 14-January
every year. We called it Makar Sankranti because, on this day, the sun enters in sun-sign of “Capricorn
” or “Makar
” zodiac. The meaning of “Sankranti
” is the movement of the Sun from one zodiac to another zodiac. This festival is an old and traditional in which the length of the day and night are equally long. It is celebrated in all over India, but it is known by different names in different states. In Gujarat, It is known as Uttarayan
.I have captured this photo at the Night of 15-January in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. In Ahmedabad, This festival is celebrated within 2 days. The importance of 15-January (Vasi Uttarayan according to Gujaratis)
is more than 14-January. Lots of Tukkal
(Lantern) are placed in the sky at night. The sky seems to be bright in the night. I also uploaded a one video of the Tukkal in my YouTube channel. Click here to see the amazing video of Makar Sankranti Night
. That day will be the most memorable day of my life. I will give you more information and some interesting myths about this festival in my future post.
This photo is captured by using Canon 1200D 55-250mm lens.
Photo taken at: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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