People go on shopping spree on eve of Sankranti in Mysuru

Prime News, Karnataka, Religion, Festival, Mysuru, January 14:- Makara Sankranti is celebrated all across the country on January 15. It marks the arrival of the spring season and marks the first Hindu harvest festival in the country. People worship the Sun God on this day and enjoy the flying kites. Moreover, several traditional dishes are savoured on this day. Makar Sankranti in Karnataka is celebrated differently. Traditionally, people get rid of their old unwanted clothes and things and burn them. They decorate their entrance with rangolis and flowers and offer food grains to God.

Sankranti is one of the major festivals of Karnataka and puranas say it has a lot of significance. With the arrival of Sankranti, the day also gets longer. The Sun starts moving towards the north. With Sankranti, the month of Dhanu comes to an end.

Amidst the threat of coronavirus pandemic, people in Mysuru made their way to the nearest market to buy flowers, fruits, sugarcane, sesame seeds and sugar. Womenfolk were also seen going on a shopping spree to buy new clothes.

There’s another ritual that takes place in Karnataka. Locals make cows and bulls run through fire! The ritual named ‘Kicchu Hayisuvudu,’ involves cows, bulls and their masters running through flames. It is believed that doing so will ward off evil and bring good luck to them. (MR/KS)

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