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14th January 2005Makara Sankranthi

HUMM IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 13 January 2005 at 12:28pm | IP Logged
14th January 2005Makara Sankranthi

Makara Sankranthi marks the movement of the Sun from the southern horizon to the northern horizon. This northward movement of the Sun has immense spiritual significance. The north is symbolised by Himaachala. Hima means snow. It is pure, untainted and soothingly cool. All these endow it with the quality of Prashanthi (perfect peace). Achala means that which is steady and unshakeable. Himaachala does not refer to the physical Himalayan mountains. It represents that which is cool, peaceful and steady. From this day the Sun is said to move towards such a state. The Sun symbolises the vision of man. The northward movement of the Sun is a call to human beings to turn their vision towards that which is cool, peaceful and unchanging, i.e. towards the divinity within.

.. That was a thought.

Btw wishing u all a very Happy Makara Sankranthi!


rabeeak2003 IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 13 January 2005 at 12:33pm | IP Logged

Happy Makara Sankranthi!

btw HUMM thanks for the info!


anitha.b IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 13 January 2005 at 12:40pm | IP Logged
thanks HUMM

Even though we celebrate this festival...i was unaware of its meaning. Thanks for the info...

Happy Sankaranti to all u guys too.


Edited by smisha - 13 January 2005 at 12:40pm
cutereems IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 13 January 2005 at 12:45pm | IP Logged


We celebrate this festival. get lots of sweet to eat.

Thanx for info Humm!

Edited by cutereems - 13 January 2005 at 12:46pm
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Posted: 13 January 2005 at 2:50pm | IP Logged
Happy Makara Sankranthi!!!
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