Posts tagged: winter solstice

Makar Sankranti: A Solar and Pastoral Festival of India

Sankranti (also called Pongal) is a Hindu festival celebrated in January and although there are twelve days associated with this, usually only three are celebrated. The last day is on January 14th and it is the biggest and most important. This is because the sun passes through the winter solstice, from the Tropic of Cancer [...]