Makar Sankranti in Bundelkhand-Madhya Pradesh

Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh2

Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great fervour all over India with different names and forms. It is considered as the most auspicious day by the Hindus. Makar Sankranti in the central region of India, Madhya Pradesh and Bundelkhand is known as “SUKARAT” or “SAKARAT”.

The Monk sitting on the bank of River Betwa in Orchha Huge Cenotaphs

The auspicious festival marks the day when the sun begins its northward journey and enters the sign of Makar (the Capricorn) from the Tropic of Cancer . In other words, the sun moves from Dakshinayana (south) to Uttarayana (north). The day falls on the 14th of January every year according to the Solar Calendar.

A religious procession crossing the bridge over River Betwa

A religious procession crossing the bridge over River Betwa

On this day people of Orchha take a holy dip into river Betwa and worship the Sun God of Hindus. The locals also believe that donating food, clothes and monetary fund brings more blessings into life.

Special festive delicacies like Jaggery sweets, Til Laddoo, Sweet Chikkis are prepared to enjoy the festivities with friends and family.

tikha-gathiya lohri sweets

To enjoy the festivities of Sakrat from close you can rive down to Orchha and stay with us at Amar Mahal Orchha!!

Contact for Bookings

Amar Mahal Orchha

Orchha, District Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh- INDIA

Tel:+917680252102,252202

email: reservation@amarmahal.com

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