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Today New Year Day2013

Today 1st January2013 is Celebrated all World New year Day .

About New Year Day

New Year’s Day according to the Gregorian calendar (January 1) is one of the most popular occasions in India. Many people throughout India celebrate this festive occasion with loved ones or in large gatherings.

People in all parts of India dress colorfully and indulge in fun filled activities such as singing, playing games, dancing, and attending parties. Night clubs, movie theatres, resorts, restaurants and amusement parks are filled with people of all ages.

People greet and wish each other Happy New Year. Exchanging messages, greeting cards and gifts are part and parcel of the New Year celebration. The media covers many New Year events which are showcased on prime channels for most of the day. People who decide to stay indoors resort to these New Year shows for entertainment and fun. The age-old tradition of planning new resolutions for the coming year is a common sight. A few of the most popular resolutions include losing weight, developing good habits, and working hard.

Larger cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai organize live concerts which are attended by Bollywood stars and other well-known personalities. Large crowds gather to attend such shows, while some individuals prefer to celebrate with their close friends and family members. The fun filled occasion is considered a great opportunity to get closer to the loved ones in your life and to revive contact with lost friends. The idea is to wave goodbye to the year gone-by and welcome the New Year in the hope that it will invite truckloads of happiness and joy in everyone’s life.

The Church's View of New Year Celebrations
Although in the first centuries AD the Romans continued celebrating the new year, the early Catholic Church condemned the festivities as paganism. But as Christianity became more widespread, the early church began having its own religious observances concurrently with many of the pagan celebrations, and New Year's Day was no different. New Years is still observed as the Feast of Christ's Circumcision by some denominations.

During the Middle Ages, the Church remained opposed to celebrating New Years. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by Western nations for only about the past 400 years.

Today New Year Day Sms

With all the Rose’s Perfume
& with all the lights in the world
& with all the children Smiles…
I Wish U that your all dreams comes True..
*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013*

There have been many time in 2012
when I may disturbed you
troubled u
irritated u
bugged u
.
.
.
.
today I just wanna tell you
.
.
.
.
I plan to continue it in 2013.

Oh my Dear, Forget ur Fear,
Let all ur Dreams be Clear,
Never put Tear, Please Hear,
I want to tell one thing in ur Ear
Wishing u a very "Happy NEW YEAR"!

I Wish in 2013 God gives You... 
12 Month of Happiness, 
52 Weeks of Fun, 
365 Days Success, 
8760 Hours Good Health, 
52600 Minutes Good Luck, 
3153600 Seconds of Joy...and that's all!

Good time Bad time
Day time Night time
Off time Work time
Happy time Sad time
Naye saal main kisi bhi time
Apun ka sms aa sakta hai..!
Bole to happy new year

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Makar Sankranti Pooja and Donet


Sankranthi, or Makar Sankranti, is an important harvest festival and it also marks the transition of the sun from Sagittarius to Capricon (Makara Rasi). Sankranti also marks the beginning of Uttarayan – the daytime of Devas as per Hinduism and the next six months are considered highly auspicious. Six human months is considered the daytime of Devas. The main pujas and rituals on Sankranti are dedicated to Lord Surya. Here is a brief look at on how to do Sankranti Pooja in the South Indian way.

Sankranti Puja

Cleaning of house.
Early morning oil bath.
Decoration of house with mango leaves, flowers and rangoli (kolams).
Arrange the Puja Room - if possible get an image or picture of God Surya.
There is no elaborate Sankranthi Puja. You can offer flowers and akshata to your favorite deity and prayer as you do normally. If you opt for a traditional puja -

Things needed for Makar Sankranthi Pooja
Lamp
Coconut
Betel leaves
Betel nuts
Flowers
Water
Rice mixed with turmeric powder (akshata)
Ellu bella, sugarcane as neivedya (sesame seeds with jaggery)

How to do the Sankranti Puja?
The puja is performed when the Sun enters Makara Rasi. Usually it is performed after sunrise. To get the exact time you can look into the Panchanga.
For Puja you can break a coconut and place it on a tray along with betel leaves and betel nuts.
Sprinkle some water on the tray.
Light the lamp. Usually a lamp with two wicks is lit on Makar Sankranti or two lamps.
Start you prayers by remembering Ganesha.
Next pray to your favorite deity or to Lord Surya.
If the prayer is to Surya, chant Gayatri Mantra or read Aditya Hridayam.
Place some flowers and rice mixed with turmeric powder before the idol of the deity in your puja room.
Place ellu bella before the deity.
Do meditation or chant some simple prayers.
Distribute the neivedya.

Various types of Sankranti Dhanam are practiced by different communities. Newly married women give Dhanam to married women, married women give Dhanam to other married women, in some regions pumpkin or sugarcane is given as Dhanam.

There is a traditional lunch in the afternoon and in the evening families visit neighbors and relatives and exchange gifts and ellu bella.

Sankranti in Karnataka is usually a single day festival. In Andhra Pradesh Sankranti is a four day festival.
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Makar Sankranti Celebration in Different States in India




Makar Sankranti is observed and celebrated throughout India by all communities but with slight variations in the festivities.

Uttar Pradesh
In Uttar Pradesh, Sankranti is called ‘Khichiri’. It is an important bathing date during the famous Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela at Sangam (Prayag) in Allahabad.

West Bengal
It is known as Gangasagar Mela in Bengal and on this particular day people come from all over India for a ceremonial cleansing in the riverHooghly, near Kolkata.

Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti is known by the name of ‘Pongal’. It is very popular particularly amongst farmers. Rice and pulses cooked together in ghee and milk is offered to the family deity after the ritual worship.

Andhra Pradesh
In Andhra Pradesh, it is celebrated as a three-day harvest festival, known as Sankranthi.

Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, on the Sankranti day, people exchange multi-colored tilguds made from til (sesame seeds) and sugar and til-ladoos made from til and jaggery.

Assam
Bhogali Bihu is celebrated on the day in Assam.

Punjab
In Punjab where December and January are the coldest months of the year, huge bonfires are lit on the eve of Makar Sankranti and which is celebrated as "Lohri".

In Central India, it is known as Sankranti.

In Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is known as Uttarayan and is noted for the kite flying event.
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Makar Sankranti Special Recipes-Bandaru Ladoo Recipe-Til Ke Ladoo Recipe-Dry Fruit Chikki Recipe-Surti Undhiya Recipe

Bandaru Ladoo Recipe

Ingredients
250 gm `Senaga Pindi' / Bengal Gram Flour
250 gm Sugar
1 tsp Cardamom Powder
Oil, to fry
50 gms Cashew Nuts, fried in a tbsp ghee

Method
Heat 4 tbs of oil and add it to `senaga pindi'
Mix well with hand and knead it into dough using water
It should not be too soft or too hard
The consistency should be like that of poori dough
Place the disc with medium size holes in the muruku press
Fill it with dough leaving space to place the upper part of the press
Heat the oil and carefully press the dough, like spirals and without overlapping, directly into the oil, keeping the bottom of the press 2 inches away from the oil
Take proper care that the hot fumes of oil does not reach your hands
Turn it over and remove when golden brown
Drain the oil and repeat the procedure till the dough is over
Powder them in a blender, measure and set aside
Take equal measure of sugar and make light syrup / `letha paakam'
Add the powdered spirals, cardamom powder and the cashew nuts to it and mix well.
Turn off the flame and make big lime size balls of it by smearing ghee to your palms.
Your delicious Bandaru ladoos are ready to serve.


Til Ke Ladoo Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup Til
2 cups Jaggery
1/2 cup Peanuts
4 tsp Ghee
1/2 cup Water

Method
Roast the til dry till it turns slightly brown. Also dry roast the peanuts.
Make powder of both ingredients.
Heat the kadhai for 5 minutes.
Put jaggery with water in a hot kadhai and mix well till it melts.
Now add ghee and the powder. Mix well.
Make ladoos from it immediately using greased palms.
Til ladoos are ready.


Dry Fruit Chikki Recipe

Ingredients
Badam(almonds) 1 cup (chopped)
Pista() 1 cup (chopped)
Cashew(kaju) 1 cup (chopped)
Jaggery(gur) 1/4 cup (grated)
Kesar(saffron)-few soaked in milk
ghee 2 big spoons

Method
Take a pan and put ghee and heat it.
When it melts add grated jaggery.
Let it blend.
When it becomes thick add kesar and the dry fruits and mix well.
When it is done it will start leaving panĂ¢€™s sides.
Grease a plate and pour into it.
Cool and cut into pieces.

Surti Undhiya Recipe

Ingredients


100 gms. surti papdi, stringed, whole
100 gms. raw banana chunks unpeeled
100 gms. yam chunks (kand) peeled
100 gms. sweet potato chunks
100 gms. small brinjals – slit into two
4-5 green chillies crushed
1 tsp. ginger grated
1/2 tsp. garlic crushed
1 tbsp. coriander leaves finely chopped
1 tsp. wheat flour
4 tbsp. oil
1/4 tsp. asafoetida
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. ajwain
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp. sugar
lemon to taste

For Muthiya

100 gms. methi leaves finely chopped
1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
1 tsp. red chilli powder
1 tbsp. fresh ground coconut
salt to taste
1 tbsp. oil

Method

For Muthiya
Mix all the ingredients for Muthiya & make stiff dough. Form into small oval, dumplings. Heat about 1/4 th cup oil, and saute the muthias for about 2 minutes. Remove from oil and keep aside.

Directions
Form a paste of green chilli, ginger, garlic and coriander. Rub the chunky veggies(yam, raw banana, sweet potato & brinjals) with oil and chilli-masala paste. Marinate for about 30 minutes.

Heat 4 tbsp oil, then add all the chunky vegetables and stir well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the papdi, turmeric, gram-flour, ajwain and salt. Cover and cook on low flame till all the vegetables are almost done.

Add coriander, lemon, and sprinkle some water if required. Add sugar according to taste and mix well. Cover with a lid and let it cook for another 8-10 mins, until all veggies are cooked and the spices are blended well.

Sprinkle some Sev on the top, if you wish, and serve hot with Chapatis.
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Makar Sankranti is Coming on 14 Janyuary Every year.and 13 january is coming Lohri festival.

About Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the earth from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14th January every year.

Makar Sankranti, apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is said as the 'holy phase of transition'. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu family, this day onwards. Scientifically, this day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights. In other words, Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season.

All over the country, Makar Sankranti is observed with great fanfare. However, it is celebrated with distinct names and rituals in different parts of the country. In the states of northern and western India, the festival is celebrated as the Sankranti day with special zeal and fervor. The importance of this day has been signified in the ancient epics like Mahabharata also. So, apart from socio-geographical importance, this day also holds a historical and religious significance. As, it is the festival of Sun God and he is regarded as the symbol divinity and wisdom, the festival also holds an eternal meaning to it.

Makar Sankranti Sms2014

Pal Pal Sunahre phool Khile,
Kabhi Na Ho Kanto Ka Samna,
Jindagi Aapki Khushiyo Se Bhari Rahe,
Sankranti Par Hamari Yahi Shubhkamna….
Happy Makar Sankranti

May I be
the first 1
2
wish u
A VERY
HAPPY SANKRANTI .

Tan mein masti
Mann mein umang.
Dekar sabko apnapan
Gud mein jaise meethapan.
Hokar saath hum Udayen PATANG
Aur bhar len aakash mein apne rang.
Happy Makar Sankranti!

Bajare ki roti,
nimbu ka achar,
suraj ki kirne,
chand ki chandani
aur apno ka pyaar.
Har jeevan ho khushal
MUBARAK HO AAPKO
"SANKRANTI KA TYOHAR."

With Great Devotion,
Fervor and Gaiety,
With Rays of Joy and Hope,
Wish You and Your Family,
HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI…

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