The first day when the sun transit into the Makara or Capricorn marks the occasion of Makar Sankranti. It is also known as Makara Sankranthi or Maghi. The Makar Sankranti is a significant Hindu festival which referred to a specific solar day according to the Hindu calendar and is celebrated with reference to the Lord Sun. It is observed in mid-January every year. It is associated with colourful decorations, children celebrates with singing, dancing, various fairs, kite flying, elaborate bonfires and feasts.

Being a spiritual festival, devotees take a dip in the holy water of Ganga to get away their sins at various Holy pilgrimage. Moreover, many of the Hindu people attend holy fairs like in Prayag ‘Magh Mela’, which is also known as the ‘Mini Kumbh Mela’ and the ‘Gangasagar Mela’ at the junction of River Ganga.

To make it more memorable and joyful day, we have a list of songs that you can play while celebrating with your friends and family members.

Dheel de – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Dedicated to the festival of Kite flying, Dheel de from the Salman Khan’s movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is sure to leave you grooving with kites. Music by Ismail Darbar, the song has a beautiful classic touch which helps you to celebrate the festival traditionally.

Manja – Kai Po Che

Manja song of the movie Kai Po che will add a melodious touch to the celebration while flying the kites on the Makar Sankranti Festival. The song is Sung by Amit Trivedi and Mohan Kanan. The slow and subtle beats of this song surely make your mood to celebrate the festival with joy.

Patang Uda Re Chhora

This song is a special Rajasthani folk song for the Kite Festival, Makar Sankranti.

Main Ban Patang Ud Jaungi – Dupatta

This song is a very famous song of 1952 Firoz Nizami’s movie ‘Dupatta’ which is sung by Noor Jahan will take you in the old days on this Makar Sankranti.

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Shilpi Gupta

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