The Utraayan festival, Makara Sankranti, which falls on 14th January is the beginning of an auspicious phase in the Indian culture. It is also known as the ‘holy phase of transition’ because it signifies the end of Dhanurmas, the month…
Sankranthi is basically a harvest festival. Beyond this, it has astronomical significance. Every part in our celebration during this three day festival has a meaning and importance starting from Bhogi to Kanuma, from bonfire to kite flying.
Sankranthi was celebrated with great pomp and joy by the citizens of Hyderabad. The vacation of three-four days gave a much awaited break to busy Hyderabadis to stay back at home, travel peacefully on roads, which are usually crowded with vehicles and once again the traffic was light with better traffic sense. The city celebrated Sankranthi on rooftops flying kites.
Though the festival and festive mood is over, the remains of Sankranthi are still in the air. I’m not talking about leftover sweets and snacks, but about the cut-off kites that are still stuck in the electric wires and trees of the city. This is a usual scenario in Hyderabad, at least for a week following the festival. The local Hyderabadis are pretty much aware of this situation, but not so are the non-kite flyers and non-natives
Irrespective of the individual’s age, kite flying excites all persons equally. One thing that stops many before they start is ‘tying the thread to the kite’ – “Kannalu kattadam” in Telugu and “Kanne dalna” in Hindi. This article provides you the detailed procedure of tying thread to a kite to benefit the beginners, the most.
Kite flying is very popular in Hyderabad during Sankranthi Festival. If you want to experience the thrill of flying kites and have excitement and looking for where to begin information like how and where to purchase kites and other related accessories etc., this article would certainly be helpful to you.