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Makar Sankranti is an annual Hindu festival that is observed as per the solar cycle. Celebrated on January 14, it marks the day of the sun’s transit into the zodiac sign Makara (Capricorn) which means the end of winter’s solstice and the beginning of longer days. The festival has its origins in Gujarat and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm by people. On this day people get-together on the rooftops with their family and friends and engage in friendly kite flying competitions, dances, and bonfires. They also relish sweets made of gud (jaggery) and til (sesame) apart from other traditional delicacies like jalebi, fafda, and undhiyu among others.

Makar Sankranti or Maghi or simply Sankranthi is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya. It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India and Nepal celebrate their harvest.

This is also considered an auspicious day by people as they believe that whatever task they begin or perform on this day will be fruitful. While the festival is called Makar Sankranti in West India including the states Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, it is also known and celebrated by other popular names throughout the country. For instance, it is called Maghi in North India (which follows right after Lohri); in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana it is celebrated as Pedda Panduga; while in Assam it is celebrated as Magh; and in Tamil Nadu, it is called Pongal.

To help you send warm wishes to your loved ones on this festival, we at Etpsonline have compiled a list of some beautiful gifts and products along with warm wishes for you. Buy incredible products online from us at Etpsonline and send them to your friends and family this year. Etpsonline wishes you a very Happy Makar Sankranti by sharing til-gul delicacies by saying ’til gul ghya, god god bola’ virtually. 

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