India is the only one country where you can see the all type of religion and cultures & each region has its own share festivals.
Sankranti also known as Sankramanam is one of the most popular Hindu festival but the way o celebration is completely different.Where in Tamil Nadu it is called Pongal, in Punjab it celebrated as Lohri, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Bhogali Bihu in Assam and Poush Sankranti in West Bengal & Makar Sankranti in Odisha of course.
Makar Sankranti is fast festival of the New Year. The word ‘Sankranti’ signifies the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to another, and from here the days are gradually start longer. As you all know all the festival date are decided after seen the distance to Sun and to moon, their position of orbital inclination but Makar Sankranti is only one festival that celebrated on a fixed date every year, i.e. 14th January.
The festival is also about letting go what all happened in the previous year, and embracing the new phase with positivity and wisdom.
As we celebrate ancient Hindu festival of Pongal/Makar Sankranti/Lohri/Bihu, we should also celebrate the strong Indic traditions of astronomy and mathematics, indelibly tied with the shared experience of the nation, over thousands of years.