- By Rohit
- Dec 20, 2019
Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindus and is celebrated in substantially all regions of India, with tremendous dedication, exhilaration, and enthusiasm. It is the principal feast of Hindus and this festival devoted to Lord Sun. On this promising day, the sun enters the zodiac indication of Capricorn or Makar which denotes the finish of the winter month and the beginning of summer days. After the end of the Makar Sankranti festival, "Magh" begins. The Sankranti festival usually falls on 14th January. From the day of Makar Sankranti, the sun starts its northward migration. Accordingly, this festival is also known by the name of Khidhi, Kite Festival, Uttarayan, etc.
In Uttar Pradesh on the day of Makar Sankranti people donates clothing, food, etc to the poor peoples in the form daan. The Makar Sankranti usually signifies the start of the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh. In Sankranti til-gul i.e. sesame and jaggery laddoos or chikkis are apportioned among all. On this day people take a holy dip in river namely; Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery. On this day each member of the community is invited to remove all the griefs with foes and live in love.
History of Makar Sankranti
According to the historic story, this festival is celebrated because Sankranti hung a Sankarasur devil. The Makar Sankrant next day is called Karidin or Kinkrant. On Karidin day, Devi killed the fiend Kinkarasur. The data of Makar Sankranti is accessible in Panchang. The Panchang is the Hindu Almanac that gives details on the age, structure, garments, studies, and development of Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti Traditional Food
On the day of the Makar Sankranti below mentioned food are prepared. In different regions distinct food is prepared.
- Til ladoo
- Puran Poli
- Makara Chaula
- Ramdane ke Laddu
- Ellu Bella
Lohri is the festival of Punbaji and Sikh. This festival is celebrated when the rice fruit fields are harvested. Lohri signifies the end of winter and on this day people also do the borne firing and take a round of it by offering Gur rewri, peanuts, rice grains, and popcorns to the God Fire in the form Prashad. In Punjabi religion, on this day it is the trend to eat gajjak, Sarson da saag, and Makki di roti. On the day of Lohri 'til rice'-sweet rice made with jaggery (gur) and sesame seeds are disturbed among all in the form Prashad. On Lohri, children are given money so that they can enjoy the festival on there own and can make beautiful memories on this occasion. A day before Makar Sankranti, Lohri is celebrated.
Lohri Dulla Bhatti Full Song
On the day of the Lohri, people sing Dulla Bhatti folk-song and take a round of the fire and do worship. From below read the Lohri Dulla Bhatti full song.
- Sunder mundriye ho!
- Tera kaun vicaharaa ho!
- Dullah bhatti walla ho!
- Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
- Ser shakkar payee ho!
- Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
- Kudi da saalu paatta ho!
- Salu kaun samete!
- Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
- Zamindaar sudhaye!
- bade bhole aaye!
- Ek bhola reh gaya!
- Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
- Sipahee ne mari eet!
- Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!
- Bhaanvey ro te bhaanvey pit!
English Translation of Lohri Song (Dulla Bhatti folk-song)
- Pretty girl! Ho!
- Who will take care of you? Ho!
- Dulla Bhatti will! Ho!
- Dulla's daughter got married - Ho!
- He gave her one kilo of sugar! Ho!
- The girl is wearing a red wedding suit! Ho!
- But her shawl is torn! Ho!
- Who will stitch her shawl? Ho!
- The uncle made Chori - Ho!
- The landlords plundered it - Ho!
- The landlords are beaten up! Ho!
- Lots of innocent boys came, Ho!
- One innocent boy got left behind
- The soldiers caught him! Ho!
- The soldier hit him with a brick!
- Now you may cry or howl!
- Give us Lohri and may you live long as a couple! Ho!
Lohri Traditional Food
On the day of the Lohri festival, delicious varieties of food are prepared. The Lohri foods contain pudding and a lot of chapatti recipes.
- Makki ki Roti Sarson ka Saag
- Pindi Channe
- Gur ki Roti
- Chole Bhature
- Murmura Ladoo
- Chiraunji Makhane ki Kheer
- Til ki Barfee
- Dry fruit chikki
- Gur ka Halwa