Indian festivals are fascinating, even more so when different regions and cultures celebrate at the same time but with their stories and customs …We call it Lohri, Bihu, Pongal, Uttarayan, Sankranti …….- these festivals come with different names in a different region but the celebrations have some similarities.

Firstly….About the mighty Sun..; In the next few days, the sun will enter the Capricorn or Makara zodiac …The sun will rise a little to the north today…on Makar Sankranti, The word “Sankranti” signifies transitional movement, the movement for betterment within, transitions on a cosmic level and in the zodiac signs. Sun is the father of all powers and on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun worship gives a person new energy, strength, radiance, and health in life.

Most of us must have heard about the Surya Namaskar. Its significance goes much beyond a salutation to the sun. It has a profound impact on the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of humans. When performed appropriately on a regular basis, the Surya Namaskar not only improves our vitality and immunity but also helps maintain mental balance in a fast-moving and stress-generating world.

Secondly, Gud (molasses) and Til (sesame)……  as per nutrient value, iron and vitamin C content in Gud (molasses) have also been used as a traditional remedy for respiratory and throat disorders. Further, according to religious beliefs, sesame seeds or Til are said to be blessed by Lord Yama (God of Death) and are hence referred to as the seeds of immortality.

So bask in the festivity mood with wellness at its premium…