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Why do we fly kites on Makar Sankranti? Know interesting information related to this

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Makar Sankranti is a festival dedicated to Lord Sun. On this day, after bathing, Sun God is worshiped and donations are made. From the day of Makar Sankranti, auspicious times are observed for auspicious activities like marriage, engagement, mundan, house warming etc., because from that day Kharmas ends. Makar Sankranti is a festival which is called by many names in our country. It is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Lohri in Punjab, Bhogali in Assam, Gangasagar in Bengal and Khichdi in Uttar Pradesh. On the day of this festival, only kites are visible in the sky. In which people are in groups and cutting kite strings from each other. This kite flying is also done at Olympic level in some places. On this day, not only children but even elders participate enthusiastically. But have you ever wondered why kite flying is done on this day? So let us tell you today what is the belief behind flying kites on Makar Sankranti?

There is a scientific reason behind kite flying

Scientific reasons have been given behind flying kites on Makar Sankranti. According to this, we get Vitamin D from the Sun by flying kites in the open sky. Due to which our body needs a lot, besides, by flying kites in the sun we can be protected from the cold winds and the body can be protected from diseases.

Kites are also flown due to religious beliefs

There are also religious reasons behind flying kites on Makar Sankranti. According to religious legends, the tradition of flying kites on Makar Sankranti was started by Lord Rama. According to religious texts, when Lord Ram flew a kite for the first time in this festival, that kite went to Indraloka. From there, people still celebrate this tradition of Lord Ram with devotion.

The message of kite flying is related to brotherhood

On the day of Makar Sankranti, the message of brotherhood and happiness is given by flying kites and hugging each other. Kite is considered a sign of happiness, freedom and auspiciousness.

International Kite Festival 2024: If you are fond of kite flying, then plan to visit Gujarat on Makar Sankranti.

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