To begin with, January is the season of change…
change of the calendar year…
change of Sun’s movement towards tropic of Capricorn…
The warmth of winter Sun
Loads of winter food
and Harvest festival to accompany
Makar Sankranti is a very important festival in India. In the first place, it’s a harvest festival that signifies the importance of agri based Indian traditions. In short, It represents multiculturalism in today’s society. People all over the country celebrate it in varied ways.
Makar Sankranti has celestial importance too as Sun begins its northward journey from today and enters Tropic of Capricorn.
Last year I had this fortunate chance to visit Rameshwaram on Makar Sankranti.
I was amused by the rangolis each and every small house had made in the small lane beside the temple.
As an illustration, sharing the glimpses of them.
Important to realize, for the Makar Sankrant festival, eatables are made with sesame seeds and jaggery. Tilachi vadi or Tilgul is one of the popular sweets. In Maharashtra, India, people exchange Tilgul saying, “Tilgul Ghya god – god bola” which means “Have this sesame jaggery sweet and forget any misgivings of the past and speak sweet and be friends forever.” Make relations and bonds stronger and longer.
Without delay, To make Tilwadi this Sankranti do check my recipe here to enjoy the sweetness of this festival.