Makara Sankranti is the most important festival dedicated to Surya or the sun deity. Also known as Maghi, the festival is observed every year in January. What makes it essential to the Hindu calendar is that it marks the first day of the sun's transit into Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.
It is a festival that celebrates the solar cycle, and interestingly, it falls on the same Gregorian date every year (January 14), well mostly. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country and is (preceded by Lohri) where people attend melas (fairs), make merry, indulge in kite flying, bonfires, and feasts. Make the most of this wintery festival by sharing warm messages and wishes with your loved ones, here's a look at some lovely Makar Sankranti wishes.
The sun signifies knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to joyously let the light within us shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the sun does from this day.
- Swami Sivananda