Sankranti marks the northward movement of the sun and this period is known as uttarayan; while the karkasankrant (the onset of the zodiac sign cancer) marks the southward movement of the sun known as dakshinayan. This day is considered considered very auspicious and hence people are encouraged to make offerings. [Source: Hindu Jagruti]
Place holder for the photo of my pongal :) – yes I made it!}
How do we celebrate it? We make sweet pongal and ellu (a mixture of coconut, jaggery, sesame seeds, etc.). I did make sweet pongal but forgot to make ellu this time :(
Tell me how do you celebrate this day!