Indian festivals are the pride of its citizen. Harvest season is the time of joy and celebrations, Indians celebrates the harvest season in different ways and with different names but the purpose is same to pay gratitude to god for the good health, wealth, peace and propriety.
Here are the difference names and way of Harvest season celebration:
Bihu is a sanskriti word which means Bishu “to ask blessings and prosperity from the Gods” during harvesting season. Bihu is celebrated in Assam from a very long time and also known as national festival if Assam. On this day, farmers and people offer their prayers and gratitude to God for the prosperous harvest.
Lohri marks the end of the winter. The word Lohri is combination of two words til (sesame) and rorhi (jaggery), which are traditionally eaten during the festival. The terms til and rorhi together used to sound like ’tilohri’ earlier in history, gradually morphing into the term ‘Lohri’. On this day people gather around large to celebrate the passing of the winter peak. Rabi crops are primed for harvest as farmers look forward to a new season.
Makar Sankranti marks the end of the Winter season and the beginning of new harvest season. The festival dedicated to Lord Sun. It also refers to a On this auspicious day, the sun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn or Makar which marks the end of winter months and the beginning of longer days. To recompense for the distinction that happens due to the revolution around the sun, every 80 years the day of Sankranti is deferred by one day. From the day of festival, the sun begins its northward journey or Uttarayan journey. It is mostly celebrated by the north Indian.
Pongal is considered as one of the most popular Hindu harvest festivals in Tamilnadu, the southern part of India. It is celebrated for four days. The word ‘Pongal’ in Tamil Nadu reveals “to boil”, therefore this auspicious day is dedicated to giving thanks to nature for her productivity. During Pongal people worship the God of light Sun for rich agricultural crops. They believe, Pongal brings best wishes, wealth, peace, and prosperity.