Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal Wishes To Start Preparing Again

January 13, 2014

Spring is Here!

Time to say bye-bye to Winters!

Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are of lot of importance to the farmers of India but it is a festival of joy for everyone.

Hey Student! Are you worried that you lost too many days and could not prepare well?
Was winter too harsh on you that you could not study?

There is no need to worry, the festivals bring in a FRESH START.

Importance for Students

These festivals fall just ahead of the exam season and signify a fresh start, mark of beginning of the ideal season of the year. If you have been ducking in a blanket, unable to write with your gloves on, have been drinking gallons of tea or coffee, it's time to change now. 

With the bonfire of Lohri, burn away all the laziness and promise to start preparation again.

With kites of Makar Sankranti, let your dreams fly high and prepare to give it all you have.

With the Pongal meal, brush off the habit of sleeping too much. 

How to start fresh - Preparing for Exams

  • Do not worry too much about the past, Look Forward. 
  • Make a study plan for the remaining days. Use Simplylearnt.com to make your study plan if you are preparing for engineering or medical entrance exam.
  • Follow your study plan well.
  • Sleep one hour less and study for some time outdoor in the sun.
  • Eat well and exercise regularly. 

About These Festivals


Lohri is a popular festival, celebrated by Punjabi people of the Indian subcontinent, particularly of Sikh and Hindu faith. The origins of Lohri are many and link the festival to Punjab region in Indian subcontinent. Many people believe the festival was originally celebrated on winter solstice day, being the shortest day and the longest night of the year. (Source: Wikipedia)

Makar Sankranti

Makara Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour, and gaiety. It is a harvest festival.
Makara means Capricorn Zodiac Sign and Sankranti means transition of the Sun from one zodiac sign to another. Thus Makar Sankranti is the day that marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India. (Source: Wikipedia)


People celebrating Pongal should be aware of the meaning & significance of the important rituals associated with this harvest festival. Pongal or Thai Pongal is also called Makara Sankaranthi, since it is celebrated on the first day of Thai when the Sun enters the Makara Rasi (Capricornus). This signals the end of winter and the onset of spring throughout the northern hemisphere. For the next six months, the days are longer and warmer. (Source: http://www.pongalfestival.org/)

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