Makar Sankranti festival being celebrated in several parts of country
Makar Samkranti, is being celebrated in various parts of the country with religious fervor. As per Vedic Hindu philosophy, Sun is considered to be the king of all the planets. And Makar Sankranti commemorates the expedition of sun to the Northern Hemisphere.
This festival also comes as Thanks giving to Mother Nature for an abundance of crops, well being and prosperity.
In Gujarat, Makar Sankranti- is popularly known as Uttarayan and the main attraction is international kite festival.
Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah will celebrate the festival in his home town Ahmedabad.