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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Makar Sankrant Creativity

Makar Sankrant Creativity

In states like Maharashtra, which are located in the western part of India, people exchange tilgul (made from sesame seeds and jaggery).While exchanging tilgul as tokens of goodwill, people greet each other saying, 'Tilgul ghya, goad goad bola (Accept these tilguls and speak sweet words).'This custom represents the thought that we should forget the past ill-feelings and hostilities, resolve to speak sweetly and remain friends.Married women folk apply haldi kumkum on each other's foreheads. During this period, women specially wear black.So some ideas to celebrate Sankrant in a creative way 1. You can give Tilgul in a decorative box:
I have made a box of golden color and have arranged tilgul vadi in it as base layer and on that I have put white halwa
2. Makar Sankrant Special Rangoli:
As it's Makar Sankranti I have used white and black color combination for rangoli to grace the occasion.
3. Makar Sankrant Haldi Kunku Rangoli: Sankrant Haldi Kunku is a special day for the women in Maharashtra when married women are invited for a get-together called ‘Haldi-Kumkum’ and given gifts. As it's Makar Sankranti Haldi ~ Kunku I have used yellow color of Haldi and Red color of Kunku to design the rangoli.
4. Makar Sankrant Tilgul Ornaments:
Hindu women andkids wear ornaments made of 'Halwa' on this Sankrant Day.
5. Makar Sankrant Haldi Kunku Vaan: Women on her first haldi ~ kunku after marrige on Sankrant gives the haldi kunku and halwa packs/flowers to other ladies.
6. Tilgul Packing ideas:

6. Flowers: Some women's give flowers on haldi~kunku day