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As This festival of #MakarSankranti2023 marks the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara(capricorn) and beginning of uttarayana period.

This is also a harvest festival. As a gratitude towards the Sun god, we worship him on these days!

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This monumental black stone relief, discovered in 1833 in the mud of the Ganges River delta, depicts Surya, the Hindu solar deity.

In each hand, he holds fully opened lotus blossoms, flowers that bloom in the light of the sun.…
Mandala of the Sun God Surya likely from 1379 On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 252.

This mandala is devoted to the solar deity Surya, seen riding in his solar chariot drawn by seven horses, his charioteer commanding the team.
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