On 14th, January every year, in India Makar Sankranti is celebrated. It is the only one Indian festival that is celebrated on a fixed calendared day based on the solar calendar. All other Indian festivals are celebrated based on the lunar calendar, hence it make their days of festivals on the solar calendar differ every year. The disparity is easy to see. In India, we usually follow a lunar calendar; the moon goes from new moon to new moon in 29 days. We get 12 full moons in just 354 days, making a lunar calendar year of 354 days long. However, the Sun returns to the similar place in the sky after every 365.25 days. So, there is a disparity of 11.25 days between the solar and lunar years. After every 2.5 years, for that reason, an intercalary month (the Adhik Maas) is additional to the lunar calendar which roughly synchronizes the two.
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On the day of Makar Sankranti it is said that the God Sun (Surya) visits his son Shani. It is said that commonly the two do not get along well but this particular day is different, the Sun visits his son by forgetting all differences in their opinion. Hence, Makar Sankranti is regarded to be a day to not recall sourness and grudges in relationships. One must forget all the sullenness or ill-feelings and build a healthy relationship with everybody. On this day, people take a dip in the holy river Ganga and present water to the God Surya. By doing this, it is said that our sins will be cleansed and one can achieve salvation. Taking a dip at Prayag is regarded to be really good on this day. It is very pure to chant the Gayatri Mantra on this day. On this day, people also worship and pray to Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is regarded as the God of knowledge.
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