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Gujarat's favourite festival, but historians unsure of origins of kite flying

DNAHM118105 | 1/13/2018 | Author : Keyur Dhandeo | WC :465

soaring in the skies

Come January 14 and entire Ahmedabad, and elsewhere in Gujarat, is on the terraces to fly kites. While precise details of how the festival became popular are still unknown, experts have their own findings of this extremely popular festival in the state.
Uttarayan, or Makarsankranti, means that flying kites will be the only activity for most of the Gujaratis. It also involves kite competitions and cherishing Úndhiyu', Jalebi, chiki and fruits like sugarcane and Indian plums. Scientific relevance of 'Makarsankranti' is that sun rays fall perpendicular on 'Tropic of Capricorn' in the southern hemisphere, indicating the onset of hotter days in the northern hemisphere.
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