Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flew kites?

In AP, we celebrated Sankranti today.. I was slightly surprised cause i thought Sankranti was celebrated every 14th of January.. :P

Makar Sankranti (Sanskritमकर संक्रान्तिAssameseমকৰ সংক্রান্তিTamilதைப்பொங்கல்Teluguమకర సంక్రాంతిMarathiमकर संक्रान्ति,Kannadaಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India.
Owing to the vast geography and diversity of culture in India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons and in innumerable ways depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location.
~ Wikipedia

Also known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Mkakar Sakrat in Rajasthan, Bihu in Assam..
Being an army kid, I've celebrated it as Lohri, Pongal, Bihu, Uttarayan and Sankranti being born to a Maharashtrian mother and a Telugu father. :D
I love Lohri for the house parties we have.. this yeah however.. we celebrated it on 2 ays(13th and 14) out of confusion!:P the later being a family party. :D

As you can see, it was not really cold.. but we enjoyed ourselves nevertheless!:D
We finished all the Til Gur mumma made.. and threw it in the bonfire too..  lighting this fire signifies purity. its like burning all the bad and negative things and making life pure. :)..
Kiites for tomorrow!:)
Happy Sankranti you all!:)



  1. lovely....wish you a very happy sankranti, lohri and everything else..and whats that naughty boy doing out there? enjoying his share of til-gur??

  2. i just LOVE bonfires
    actually, i love anything orange in colour

  3. @Poornima- thank you!!:D to you too!!! he was busy playing with some ball!:P he is not scared of fire and that freaks us out!!!!!:X:P

    @Rima- me tooo!!! hehe is the besst!!:D

  4. Happy sankranti ikku !!! The new layout looks very nice :)

  5. HD!!!!!!!!!! Happyy Sankranti to you too!!:* an thank you soo much~!!!!:):)

  6. This is such a warm snuggly cozy post..I want to crawl into the photo :D

  7. And yayyyy it got posted :D :D :D

  8. Radddddsssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D crawl crawl!!! i want you in the photo tooo!!!:*:*:*

  9. ban my comments..grrrrrrrrrr..

  10. nnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i never checked spam before. :P_ so i wanted to feel cool and do!:P:P


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