Thursday, January 18, 2007

makar sankranti - kite festival

Visited Shivaji Park and Chowpatti beach with some friends sunday celebrating the festival of Makar Sankrant traditionally coincides with the beginning of the Sun's northward journey (the UTTARAYAN) when it enters the sign of Makar (the CAPRICORN).

It falls on the 14th of January every year according to the Solar Calendar. This day has a very special significance because the day and night on Makar Sankrant are of exactly of equal hours. This day is celebrated as a festival right from the times of the Aryans and is looked upon as the most auspicious day by the Hindus.

don't really know how there is a photo with one lone kite in the air? There were so many in the air!

Karilyn, one of several photographers 'shooting' the activity.
I do love sunsets!

1 comment:

Rajesh Dangi said...

nice post, well written and good photo's...