This festival is on the 14th of January. Sankrant means the passing of the sun from one Zodiac sign to the other which marks the Sun’s passage from the Tropic of Dhanu (Sagittarius) to Makar (Capricon). People celebrate it by giving “Tilguls” & specially made sweet “Laddos” made of sesame and jaggery to each other & even if possible by flying kites. In typical marathi the saying goes “Tilgul ghya aani god bola” i.e. take this tilgul & be sweet & kind to each other.This festival is specially for women. Women wore beautiful saries & Jewelries, visit all neighbor families, also give invitation to other known ladies for “Haldi-Kunku” ceremony. Thus ladies enjoy the day offering sweets & chatting.
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