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1. Every #MakaraSankranti, I'm reminded of the Spinning Top. लट्टू. ಬುಗುರಿ. பம்பரம்.
Unlike kite-flying, it's not a ritual sport, at least AFAIK.
My dad would use this analogy when he explained the path of the sun around the earth through the year - the #Solar #ecliptic.
2. Following is a #Thread about the 'why' of #MakaraSankranti. Please bear with me if this is already known.

Let's say, Earth was a round top and the Sun would wind thread around it. Each time, the new rotation of the thread (pitch) would sit right next to the previous one.
3. If it started on the Tropic of Capricorn, the pitch moving North, it would go on upto the Tropic of Cancer, stop there, change direction & start moving South again, until it reached the Tropic of Capricorn, where it would turn North again. Ad infinitum.
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◦•●◉✿Happy Lohri, Sankranti and Pongal✿◉●•◦

Makar Sankranti is celebrated around 14 January every year. It also marks the termination of the Winter season and the beginning of a new harvest season.

It is dedicated to Lord Sun.
It also refers to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar. On this auspicious day, the sun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn or Makar which marks the end of winter month and start of longer days. This is the beginning of the month of Magh.
To recompensate for the distinction that happens due to the revolution around the sun, every 80 years the day of Sankranti is deferred by one day. From the day of Makar Sankranti, the sun begins its northward journey or Uttarayan journey.
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SUN TRANSIT LEO
The source of energy for whole Universe – #Sun God will be entering the sign of #Leo on 16th August, 2020. Sun transiting in Leo also known as #SimhaSankranti. The days of #Sankranti are considered pious and sacred in our country. From ancient times, Image
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there is a tradition of taking dips in holy rivers on the day of Sankranti. Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swamy are prayed on the this occasion. Nariyal Abhishek (coconut water) is performed on this day. #Suntransit through its own sign will have different impacts
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on all signs. Sun is the planet of dominance, authority, government, societal honour, self-confidence etc. Leo is the natural 5th house of zodiac. It stands for romance, love, creativity, joy and children. Sun is a fierce planet & Leo is a fiery sign. Therefore at tatva level
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KARKA SANKRANTI -The start of Dakshinayana

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Every month sun transits into next sign and the day of transition is celebrated as #Sankranti. Karaka Sankranti is the transition of sun into cancer sign. This also marks the start of #Dakshinayana i.e. southern journey of Image
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Sun god. The period of Dakshinayana will end after 6 months on Makar Sankranti.

The period of Dakshinayana is considered to be night time of Gods and it is believed that Gods rest during this time. During the period of Dakshinayana, pitris also come to earth and during
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this time shraddha is performed. Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day in form of Varaha Avatar. Varaha Swamy is regarded as the third reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Karka Sankranti punya Kaal: 05:34 AM to 11:03 AM
Karka Sankranti Mahapunya kaal: 08:45 AM to 11:03 AM

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Today is #Sankranti. A day special for Sun worshipping communities of India. Featuring some special Sun temples:

1) Sun temple of Jhalarapatan, Rajasthan.
1000+ year old.
Architecture similar to Konark.
7 horse Surya Ratha.
96 feet tall Shikhara.
Had a golden Surya till 1857.
#Sankranti:
2) Dakshinarka Surya temple in Gaya, Bihar. Built 700+ years ago by King Pratapa Rudra from today's Telangana.

It has Dakshina Manasarovar or Surya Kunda in front of the east facing temple.

Magadha Empire was always famous historically for Sun worshiping population.
3) #Sankranti:

Martanda Sun temple in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. This 1200+ year old magnificent Sun temple was destroyed 500+ years ago by invaders.

You could see most of Kashmir valley from here.
220 ft long & 142 ft wide temple.
84 smaller temples around.
Today in ruins.
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Best #Sankranti ever. As a volunteer of #TeamModi (@KarnatakaModi ) visited many well known personalities and discussed about 2019. Everyone we met, staunchly supported @narendramodi
Here is Sri Vasishtha Simha who attracted everyone with his acting in KGF ImageImage
Well known Kannada writer Sri MS Narasimha Murty ji listened to us carefully and patted too for the work that we are doing!
#TeamModi
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K Kalyan is a lyricist whom I respect the most. Waited for us at a coffee shop and then was happy to learn about our work for PM @narendramodi Image
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