Makar Sankranti – A Festival of Kites is one of the favorite festival of Jaipur Shehar. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the city of Jaipur with great pomp and zeal. From the house to the market, there is the happiness of Makar Sankranti. On this day, there is great enthusiasm among the elders, including children and teenagers, to fly kites. The whole sky is filled with kites and these kites make the whole sky look colorful. There are the sound of “Wo Kataa, Wo Maraa” and lots of music on the roofs throughout the day.
Kites And Jaipur
Everyone who is lucky enough to spend his formative years in Jaipur undoubtedly is very fond of flying kites, the city’s traditional sport.
The Jaipur Kite festival is celebrated by eating Pakoras and Til Ke Laddoo (sweetened dough balls) and Gajak (Jaipur’s world-famous sesame brittle). These culinary delights are relished by one and all. Book a trip to India and make a beeline for this internationally renowned festival. You stand to gain a lot by exposing yourself to a potpourri of cultures at this festival. With the night sky embellished with lanterns and kites, the sights of Makar Sankranti are hard to get over. We promise that you will have the time of your life and come home with a truckload of memories.
On the fortunate juncture of Makar Sankranti in Jaipur, Millions of devotees bathe and donate on the banks of the Gangaji, Galataji, and other sacred rivers. Pilgrim bath, Donation, Chanting, Havan, Tuladaan, Gaudaan, Gold donation have special significance during the time of Makar Sankranti. Special arrangements are made on behalf of Galta Peeth in Galta Tirtha. On this day, donating Blankets, Khichdi, and Sesame Jaggery to the poor, filling the vessel with Jaggery is said to be auspicious. Taking bath with sesame seeds lotion on the body before bathing is said to be beneficial for healing.
The Science behind The Kite Festival:- The Jaipur Kite festival has a long-standing history. People fly kites on this day because they receive the benefits of exposure to the sun. During the winter season, we are prone to a variety of seasonal illnesses, like cold and cough. Our skin gets dry and flaky during this time period. When the sun moves northwards, its rays eradicate the possibility of infections. During kite flying, we are exposed to the sun, which gets rid of all afflictions.
The Significance of Makar Sankranti:- The significance of the Makar Sankranti festival is that it marks the day when there is a significant movement in the zodiac – the arrangement of the Earth’s face around the sun – and that movement brings about a new change in the way we experience the planet itself. This festival is celebrated to mark the conclusion of the cold winter months with the shift of the sun to the Northern hemisphere. This is the season of the year when skies get clear and the puff of air seems enjoyable thus making everyone remain in an ecstatic frame of mind.