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    thnk u ...jee n wishin all of u da same....!!!
    enjoy the festivals....
    Dont count wat u lost, cherish wat u ve & plan wat to gain...coz past neva returns but future may return the lost! Think-Decide-Act!!!!

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    my best wishes to u all...

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    Happy sankranti to all

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    Wish you all a happy Pongal and Sankranti

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    Pongal - o - Pongal.....
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    OK. Double post (please excuse this time) ...

    Happy Pongal and Makar Sankranti everyone.

    A quiz: All Indian festivals vary in date as per the Julian (solar) calendar. So why does Makar Sankranti fall exactly on Jan-14 each year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    OK. Double post (please excuse this time) ...

    Happy Pongal and Makar Sankranti everyone.

    A quiz: All Indian festivals vary in date as per the Julian (solar) calendar. So why does Makar Sankranti fall exactly on Jan-14 each year?

    (and please do not cheat )
    It doesn't depend on the moon phase or some astological phase????

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    How many of you are having holiday tomorrow...
    Its leave for me tomorrow..
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    Quote Originally Posted by farce View Post
    It doesn't depend on the moon phase or some astological phase????

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    Neither really. Do you wish the answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Neither really. Do you wish the answer?
    let's wait if someone else comes up with something...


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    Happy Lohri to everyone

    happy sakrant and pongal

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    A quiz: All Indian festivals vary in date as per the Julian (solar) calendar. So why does Makar Sankranti fall exactly on Jan-14 each year?

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    No answers/guesses yet ... hmmm
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    Wish you all a happy Pongal and Sankranti

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    No answers/guesses yet ... hmmm
    Yea even i did not know the reason untill i browsed for it
    Last edited by newprouser; 13th January 2009 at 03:58 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    No answers/guesses yet ... hmmm
    I am not sure :sad:

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    OK. Here goes.

    Makar Sankranti is the days when the Sun starts its ascent into the Earth's Northern hemisphere. On this day, the Sun enters the Makar rashi or Capricorn. In Hindu calendar terms, this is beginning of the Uttarayana.

    Since the sun signs are fixed as per the solar calandar, this day is also fixed as per the solar calendar. Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn, during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is known as Makar Sankranti. Hence this day is always Jan-14.

    Makar Sankranti has many religious significances - Lord Vishnu's great triumph over the asura's, the day when Ganga was brought down to the Earth by Bhagirath, the day when Grandsire Bheeshma decided to give up his life, etc.
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    Heartiest wishes to all
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    Thanks & same to all of u!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rameshjeee View Post
    How many of you are having holiday tomorrow...
    Its leave for me tomorrow..
    Don't miss Ghajini tomorrow: First Time on Indian Television: Ghajini

    i ve an off tw n day after.....n i ll b busy on da terrace....day n nite....!!

    so no ghajini...as such i jus watched it......dont think i ll even login for 2 days....
    Dont count wat u lost, cherish wat u ve & plan wat to gain...coz past neva returns but future may return the lost! Think-Decide-Act!!!!

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    Happy Pongal and Happy Sankranti ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    OK. Here goes.

    Makar Sankranti is the days when the Sun starts its ascent into the Earth's Northern hemisphere. On this day, the Sun enters the Makar rashi or Capricorn. In Hindu calendar terms, this is beginning of the Uttarayana.

    Since the sun signs are fixed as per the solar calandar, this day is also fixed as per the solar calendar. Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn, during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is known as Makar Sankranti. Hence this day is always Jan-14.

    Makar Sankranti has many religious significances - Lord Vishnu's great triumph over the asura's, the day when Ganga was brought down to the Earth by Bhagirath, the day when Grandsire Bheeshma decided to give up his life, etc.
    Thanks for the info. that's interesting...

    -F

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    Yeah, thanks J4K

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    Happy Pongal & Happy Sankranti everyone!

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