Makar Sankranti 2021 in India: Thursday, 14 January 2021

Makar Sankranti, also known as Maghi or just Sankranti, is a festival in the Hindu calendar that is dedicated to Lord Surya (The Sun). Every year, this festival is observed in January. This festival is usually celebrated in the Indian subcontinent and also by the Hindus and the Indians all over the world. People wear designer kurta sets during the whole day and participate in the festivities that come along.

Makar Sankranti 2021: What to Wear on Makar Sankranti?

Importance of Makar Sankranti

Each year, the festival of Makar Sankranti is observed in January to identify the wintertime solstice. It is additionally one of the widely honored Hindu festivities of India and Nepal which is observed uniquely in different religions but the standard manner on the prime day of Makar Sankranti is hovering multicolored kites. This celebration is devoted to the Hindu spiritual SUN Lord Surya. The importance of Surya is identifiable to the Vedic writings, especially the Gayatri Mantra, a divine chant of Hinduism observed in its manuscript called the "Rigveda".

Makar Sankranti is regarded as essential for religious exercises and therefore, people take a spiritual immersion in streams, particularly in the Ganga, the Yamuna, the Godavari, the Krishna, and the Kaveri. The bathing is considered to appear in honor or absolution of former crimes. They also appeal to the Sun and praise for their achievements and accomplishment. A yielded beneficial exercise found amongst the Hindus of Nepal and different sections of India is gaining viscous, wrapped sweets especially from sesame (til) and a sugar base such as jaggery (gud, also known as Chaku in the Nepali literature). This kind of sweet is a symbol of being collectively in love and joyfulness, notwithstanding the uniqueness and diversity between people. For most sections of India, this time is a piece of the initial steps of the Rabi harvest and farming series, where crops have been planted and the active work in the farms is chiefly done.

The time thus implies a term of socializing and groups relishing each other's companionship, taking charge of the calves, and honoring around campfires, in Maharashtra the celebration is observed by hovering kites. Makar Sankranti is a significant pan-India heavenly celebration, recognized by various names though recognized on the identical date, seldom for multiplied dates throughout the Makar Sankranti. It is recognized as Pedda Panduga in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Makar Sankranti in the state of Karnataka and Maharashtra, by the name of Pongal in Tamil Nadu state, Magh Bihu in Assam, Magha Mela in sections of middle and North India, as Makar Sankranti in the western part of India, Maghara Valaku in the state of Kerala, and by many different names. In a few sections of India, it is understood that a devil was destroyed on this day of Makar Sankranti.

How is Makar Sankranti celebrated?

Makar Sankranti is celebrated with cultural celebrations such as bright decorations, rural kids going home to home, caroling and requesting for gifts in some regions, fun and fairs, jigs, kite flying, campfires, and feasts.
On the festival of Makar Sankranti, people show their appreciation towards the personalities of India completely during the year by praying to the Sun God in different ways. Any noble accomplishments or endowment throughout this time proves to be more profitable.

Different names of Makar Sankranti

  1. Lohri: Lohri is celebrated in Punjab and Haryana, one day before Makar Sankranti.
  2. Pongal: In Tamil Nadu, this festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated for 4 days.
  3. Khichdi: In Bihar, this festival is known by the name of Khichdi. It is said that on this day, bestowing urad, rice, metal items, woolen garments, quilts, etc. have their own significance.
  4. Kite festival: A kite flying celebration is arranged in the state of Gujarat. 
And hence, in India, the festival of Makar Sankranti has its own importance in every state. Every state celebrates this festival in their own way and observes festivities accordingly. Women and men dress up in designer dresses online India to celebrate this festival with joy and enthusiasm.

Outfits at Idalia

Idalia has a huge range of traditional outfits that can be worn on Makar Sankranti. People always make sure to wear colorful outfits at festivals and celebrations. Designer dresses online India can be acquired from our online portal.
  1. Almond Kurta Set With Salmon Dupatta: This is an asymmetric almond-colored kurta that comes with a round V Neck, has 3 quarter sleeves, and gota detailing on the kurta and dupatta and also arrives with connecting palazzo pants.
  2. Black Gold Printed Kurta Set: This black gold printed kurta arrives with a round V-Neck with three quarter bell sleeves and appears with Gota detailing work, and also comes with a pair of printed palazzo pants. The most natural and easy kurta set for your Makar Sankranti kite flying celebrations. The sheaths in this kurta set are novel and in style these days that will provide you with a distinctive look.
  3. Camel Color Pleated Flared Kurta: A comprehensive fit for your day out with your friends or with your family. This is a kurta cum dress trappings is obtainable in different dimensions. This camel toned plaited flared kurta of ours has a mandarin collar and 3 quarter sleeves and additionally arrives with a button and cord characteristic, and a widened edge.
  4. Black Solid Rayon Kurta Set With Nude Art Silk Dupatta: This Rayon Solid Black shade Kurta appears with a V Neck Mandarin Collar, has Full Sleeves, and Thread Listing and also comes with a pair of Palazzo Pants and further with a nude color Silk Dupatta that has tassel hanging. This is not so obscure but a conventional printed kurta with palazzo pants that can be consumed for your celebrations that only incorporates touring your parents.
  5. Emerald Printed Kurta With Palazzo Pants: This emerald color created straight kurta arrives with a boat neckline, has three-quarter sleeves pattern, button detailing, and gota work, and further arrives with palazzo pants. The best and the most comfortable outfit that one can go for the Makar Sankranti celebrations in.
Makar Sankranti is all about joy and celebrations and kite flying. And to make sure that your celebrations are held on a very good note, we make sure that your outfits are comfortable and fit you perfectly.


At Idalia, you will find a variety of outfit options that you can choose from for this year's Makar Sankranti festivities. Women's ethnic wear online at our portal is all unique. Our stylists always make sure that our clients stay in trend by designing outfits that are contemporary yet ethnic. Our outfits are "Made in India". We assure you that you will be back on our website just because of the quality of outfits that we have to offer. We at Idalia, wish you all a very Happy Makar Sankranti! Have a safe and a great one, this year!