Right after New Year’s Eve, most of us start counting the dates of upcoming festivals. As you know, Makar Sankranti is the first festival of the year. So the preparations and excitement for Sankranti are more than for other festivals taking place in the coming days.
Do you know what the unique part of Makar Sankranti (Harvest Festival) is?
It is a festival that is not celebrated by a specific community, but in innumerable forms by many communities.
Makar Sankranti’s names are really diverse – if there’s Pongal in Tamil Nadu, there’s Bihu in Assam. There is Maghi in Punjab and Sankranti in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Sankranti is also celebrated in Gujarat (called Uttarayan) and Jaipur.
What is the connection between ‘Black’ and Sankranti?
No doubt, the delicacies for Makar Sankranti are fantastic. Such is the beautiful Makar Sankranti dress code. But the West Indies, especially Maharashtra, observed the Makar Sankranti tradition of black dress (although most of us treat “black” as inconvenient).
Says one housewife, “It is common for us to wear black on that day and there is no such cultural relevance to support this ritual. According to our ancestors, there was a custom about 50 years ago for women to wear a Chandrakala saree that was specially woven for the day. This saree is embossed with crescent moons and star sand in zari. However, it gets very difficult to find an authentic Chandrakala saree out here. Therefore we usually wear everything in black, either a salwar kameez or a black saree with a zari border. It could also be something made of cotton or a paithani. “
Can you guess the scientific reason for wearing black outfits at Makar Sankranti?
Another interviewee says: “It is the day the sun begins its northward movement, so this day marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. As the last day of winter, it turns out to be the coolest day of the entire season. This is one of the most suitable reasons people wear black, as the color absorbs the cold and keeps the body warm from within. “
Well said don’t you think so?
Stunners cloakroom for Sankrant
So when celebrating Makar Sankranti you have to dress like a ‘DIVA’, not a simple Jane.
Let’s take a look at the tips Bollywood stars have for us – whether it’s sankranti saree or yellow sarees and dresses for sankranti.
black – the evergreen style when it comes to Makar Sankranti’s dress code.
For a formal celebration, don’t miss these black dresses by Makar Sankranti.
Add a colorful perspective to the sankranti saree.
This Chandrakala sari on Makar Sankranti is coordinated.
Silk saree for pongal is a good start for Makar Sankranti.
If it’s your first makar sankranti after the wedding, try these outfits. You will undoubtedly look beautiful!
The festival of Pongal is all excited about this type of sarees.
Add a lavish twist to lavish celebrations with this black ‘Gotta Patti’ kurta churidar for industrial wife and socialist Nita Ambani. A wonderful example of Makar Sankranti’s black clothing.
For low-key celebrations, this black Makar Sankranti ensemble worn by Rani Mukherji is simple and stylish.
Why yellow, even black, and gold make Makar Sankranti dress code so wonderful.
Walking around the festival? Outfits like these are so easy to manage that they have been praised.
Who minds when Sonakshi Sinha’s black sankranti saree looks colorful? In Bollywood language rango se dar nahi lagta sahab …
At Makar Sankranti you can see beyond the black. A check saree makes a stylish statement that you can’t miss.
Clean cuts create an uncomplicated appeal. The lady in this outfit shows how to impress Sankranti without the sari.
Wearing a Manish Malhotra dress for Sankranti is like a topping on the cake. Sorry, I mean the occasion.
Navy blue and gold are trendy. A unique departure from makar sankranti black dresses, yellow saris and dresses for sankranti and sankranti saree.
Bebo proves a point. Wearing black to auspicious festivals like Makar Sankranti is good for warding off evil (or maybe making the cash registers ring in their next film release, Veere Di Wedding).
If it’s your first pongal after getting married, stand out (while seated) in a kamarbandh!
You don’t always have to carry heavy gear on Pongal or Sankranti. When you wear this lightweight sari, you look effortlessly elegant.
More of yellow
The harvest festival is incomplete without yellow (as much as black). It is a color that is more associated with Sankranti. If you don’t have enough yellow outfits for Makar Sankranti 2021 then why are you feeling bad? Here are some nice yellow outfit ideas for you.
White and yellow half and half saree:
Let the charm of a delicate thread on this Sankranti saree capture many hearts.
Tussar Silk Saree:
Simple and classy, this yellow saree should be the wardrobe of every woman in this sankranti.
Red and Yellow Georgette Saree:
The ornate red border of this yellow saree is a must for this sankranti!
Yellow and Green Suit:
This bright yellow suit in combination with a green churidar and a printed dupatta can make you the “life” of the Sankranti celebrations.
Ladies, you now have a wide choice when it comes to dressing up for Makar Sankranti. On the Indian and ethnic side, you can wear a traditional sari or kurta. There are palazzos on the west side. Whatever you choose, choose vibrant colors like fuschia or tangerine.
By the way, there is also such a thing as jewels. So add a piece of jewelry to complete the look. If you are a lady who loves to fly kites on the terrace, choose your clothes carefully. Do not wear anything loose that may get caught in your feet.
Did this Makar Sankranti love dresses? Which outfit and which color did you like the most? Do you wear “black” that day? Mention in the comments below and tell us why.
We wish you all a very happy Makar Sankranti and Pongal! Wear and keep showing what you like best. And don’t miss out to devour Ke Ladoo and Chikki or hold a special puja called Haldi-Kumkum.