Hindu Mommy

January 14, 2007

Happy Sankranti

Filed under: Hinduism — hindumommy @ 8:09 pm

Today is Makar Sankranti. It is one of the most auspicious day of the Hindu calendar. Sankranti is one of the few Hindu festivals that is based on the solar calendar (It signifies the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn or Makar) and is therefore always on the same day in the English calendar .

The month before Sankranti is Dhanurmasamu. During Dhanurmasam people wake up early to do puja. The day before Sankranti on Bhogi, kids get showered with “bhogi pallu” (fruits and coins) and a Bommala Koluvu (arrangement of toys, Gods) is arranged.

Sankranti is also famous for kite flying.

Read more about Sankranti on Wikipedia

So ” Tilgul ghyava goad goad bola” (Eat sesame seeds and speak good)  and Happy Sankranti, Pongal and Lohiri




  1. Hello, Hindu Mommy!

    SOrry I’m late wishing you Happy Sankranti or Happy Pongal, but I sometimes have difficulty signing into WordPress.

    It’s Vasant Panchami on Tuesday the 23rd and I want to do the Saraswati Puja at home. Do you have some guidelines? I checked the “Indian Parenting Book” but it doesn’t cover this particular festival.

    Thanks so much!

    Comment by lotusreads — January 16, 2007 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  2. Happy Sankranti to you too Lotus Reads.
    I’ll try to write up something about Vasant Panchami soon

    Comment by hindumommy — January 19, 2007 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  3. My Best wishes to all the people connected with India and Indian traditions. I wish you all a comfortable and warm Sankranti.
    Vellala Narasimhulu, Sudarshana Devi,
    Vellala Hari Hara Prasad, Manyam Aruna Kumari,
    Aaditya Vignyan, Vijaya Krishna Vatsalya
    (From Vellala, Manyam and Panyam families of Kadapa and Kurnool districts)
    25-666-1, Vasantapet,
    Proddatur – Kadapa District -A.P
    9247200775 and 9290001711

    Comment by vhhp — January 13, 2008 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

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