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The logic behind its name 'Makar Sankranti'
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'<a id='highlight' href='http://www.merinews.com/topics/events/makar-sankranti'>Makar Sankranti</a>' is the day when the sun enters the sun-sign of Capricorn or Makara. Therefore comes the word 'Makar' in the name. The second word 'Sankranti' signifies the movement of the sun from one zodiac to other. Thus, the name of the festival means the movement of the sun into Capricorn. Khichdi, Maghi, Uttarayan, Lohri, Poush Parbon, Makara Sankramana, Pongal (in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka) Maghe Sankranti (in Nepal), Songkran (in Thailand), Pi Ma Lao (in Laos), Thingyan (in Mayanmar) are some other popular names of this festival celebrated in different places.
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