A festival celebrated by Hindus the whole way across the nation, Makar Sankranti marks the start of the harvest season and the move of the Sun to Makara or Capricorn.
Makar Sankranti/Uttarayan/Pongal is only a day away and is the first celebration of the calendar year and is an energizing time. It is the arrival of the Vasant ritu or Spring.
Seventy percent of India's population lives in villages, and a vast majority of people solely depend on agriculture. As a result, we find that most Hindu festivals are directly or indirectly linked to agriculture and related activities.