Makar Sankranti Festivals

In Karnataka, farmers celebrate the harvest of crops, especially sugarcane and sesame, as a harvest festival. Bright rangolis are drawn to greet the new month, and a new vessel for making customary desserts is brought into the home. On the last day of the celebration in India, prayers are offered to the cow known as Kanu Pongal. The celebrations are in full swing for this festival honouring the Sun God. During Makar Sankranti, special dishes are made, with a focus on utilizing recently gathered crops. Cattle, particularly cows and bulls, are decorated and worshipped during Makar Sankranti in certain rural areas as a thank you for their assistance with agriculture. The sun entering the sign of Makara is referred to as Makar Sankranti, and the Sankranti word Shankramana signifies to start moving. On the day of Makar Sankranti, which is thought to signify the end of winter and the arrival of warmer days, people ignite bonfires in various regions of Karnataka.

Specialty of Festival:

Farmers are the centre of attention during Makar Sankranti, they harvest the crops and give the first grains to the gods as a token of appreciation. The agricultural significance of the festival revolves in their participation. To commemorate Makar Sankranti, cultural organizations frequently plan celebrations, plays and other artistic endeavours. This could include traditional arts like dance, music and other performances that highlight the festival's rich cultural legacy. During Makar Sankranti, kite flying is a popular pastime. The colourful ambiance is enhanced by the colourful kites that enthusiasts and makers of kites fly.

Month of Festival:


How to reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Hubli Airport.

By Train :The nearest railway station is Bangalore City Junction.

By Road :It is well connected by road to nearby cities and states, you can hire a cab or bus to reach.


1.In Karnataka, when is Makar Sankranti celebrated?

January is when Makar Sankranti is usually observed.

2.Are visitors allowed to take part in the kite flying activities?

Yes, visitors are welcome to take part in the Kite activities.

3.Does Makar Sankranti has any special cuisine offerings?

Yes, on Makar Sankranti, a special meal called Pongal is cooked.

4.Where in Karnataka are the best spots to celebrate Makar Sankranti?

The celebration is well-liked in Bangalore, Mysore and other areas.