ઉત્તરાયણ / Makar Sankranti

બધા મિત્રોને ઉત્તરાયણની શુભેચ્છા !

firki          kite

The word Uttarayan came from joining two different Sanskrit words “Uttar” (North) and “ayan” (movement towards). Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti is the day when the sun starts to travel towards north as a sign of coming summer. People from all age groups,  come on the roof of their house early in the morning to enjoy this festival.

On this beautiful day, Millions of people pitch themselves at the terrace and roofs, enjoy flying kites with cheers and smile on their face. They enjoy Uttarayan with sound of ‘Kaypo che’ (I cut the kites) and other local slang’s. Sky started changing colors like having rainbow of kites in it. People of Gujarat, also enjoy this festival by having food called “Tal-sankali” (Sweet made out of sesame seeds )and “chikki” (made out of peanuts & jaggery)

Gujarat state is famous for its cultural diversities and festivals. Among these, the festival of Uttarayan is one of the magnificent and festival of all people. It is festival of gathering and having fun together. People enjoy their kite flying skills by cutting the flying kites whole day. Chilly night also can’t stop the joy of the people after enjoying whole day. Kite flying continues in the night by driving lamps (Tukkal) attached to kites in the sky. Next day (15 January) called “Vaasi Uttarayan”, also celebrated with as much fun of “Uttarayan”. The flow of such an amazing joy stays alive for continuous two days.

1 Comment »

  1. Very nice bina, pan shu kahu… Ahi UKni thandima patang kavitani kalpana jevi chhe !!! jivvanu chhe tharta..thartaa..

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