Makar Sankranti is a festival of India that comes on January 14 every year. The Sun goes to uttarayan (popularly spoken as utran) from this day according to Indian astrology.
Makar is tenth Rashi (Zodiac) and Sankranti means transition. Hence, Makar Sankranti means transition of the Sun from the zodiac Makar. People goes to Ganga Sagar near Kolkata, West Bengal, to take a bath on Makar Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti is also a kite flying festival or kite festival in many parts of India. Jaipur in Rajasthan and Gujrat are famous for their kite festivals.
Happy Makar Sankranti !
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