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Volume - III
Preface Prayers
Rama Goes To Forest Draupadi's marriage
Harischandra Agastya
Dattatreya Sankara
Kalidasa Mahavira
Manikka- vachakar The Narmada
Puri Kanya- kumari
Holi Makar Sankranti
Christmas The Lion And The Fox
The Doves And The Bird Catcher Krishna- devaraya
Raja Raja Chola
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

MAKARA SANKRANTI

During six months of the year, the days are longer than the nights. During the other six months, the nights are longer than the days. Have you noticed this?

The first period is called Uttaraayana. Uttara means north. Then the sun moves north from the centre of the sky. The second period is Dakshinaayaria.Dakshina means south. The sun moves southwards now. The Uttaraayana starts roughly in the period January-February. The day Uttaraayana starts is called Makara Sankranti. That day is very auspicious. We celebrate it as a festival all over the country. People bathe in holy waters. They worship the sun-god and give away gifts. During the six following months, happy events like marriages are celebrated.

The day after Sankranti is Pongal-day. This festival is observed specially in Tamil Nadu.

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