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Contest: What is the significance of wearing black in Sankranti?

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Posted on January 09 2016

The festival of kites is just around the corner and with it, we have come up with one more opportunity for you to win a saree.

Simply tell us the significance of Black coloured clothes being worn on Sankranti and one lucky winner will get this pretty cotton black saree.

Along with this, we also have special prize for 50 lucky participants. 

The winner of the contest is Ms. Sonal. J A heartiest congratulation to her and a big thank you to all the participants. 

 

 

Submit your ideas on our blog. The cut of date for the contest is

Thursday, 14th January, 2016 - midnight 00:00:00 hrs.

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  • Black saree tho machi look vasthundi.yadhuti vaaritho parichaya arpaduthudi,andaru akarshistharu.parichayam shenham gaa masticate bhandam gaa yerpaduthundi.

    Posted by akaharaa | January 15, 2016
  • There are always legends associated with every ritual during indian festivals.Same goes with sankranti.Mostly in many parts of Maharashtra,married women are invited for ‘haldi-kunku’(turmeric-vermillion) get-together where they exchange gifts like utensils or clothes.Women are expected to wear pure zari sarees,in absense of that complete black outfits like sarees are worn.The black colour is a good heat absorber and sankranti comes at the peak of winter hence black helps in keeping warm.At the same time the black colour represents Makara sankramana swaroopa or personified deity.

    Posted by misty basu | January 15, 2016
  • The significance of wearing black on makar sankranti is that, astrologically, on this day the sun goes to his son, shani’s house, in makar raashi and both, the sun and shani graha yield good, warmth and auspicious blessings which works throughout the year. People wear black coloured clothes and chant the shani mantra to impress shani graha as black is the color of shani.

    Posted by Aarti | January 14, 2016
  • As per Hindu customs and traditions, it is inauspicious to wear black but since it is winter black is worn on the day to keep the body warm.

    Posted by Nisha Poojari | January 14, 2016
  • Sankranti is celebrated all over South Asia with some regional variations. It is known by different names and celebrated with different customs in different parts of the country.
    In Maharashtra it is celebrated by performing lot of activities like “Haldi-Kunkum (literally meaning turmeric -vermilion)”, Kite flying, exchange of gifts like utensils, Clothes etc.
    Among all these tradition people of Maharashtra wears black on this particular day. Though black is considered inauspicious by Hindu ideologies but it is kind of customary to wear black on this day. There is no cultural significance as such that support this ritual but following two are most commonly known reasons.
    Black which is otherwise regarded as inauspicious by most Hindus is worn on this day to fight back evil.It is the day when the Sun starts its northern movement hence this day marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Being the last day of winter, this day turns out to be the coolest day of the entire season. That is scientific reason people wear black since the color absorbs the cold and keeps the body warm from within.

    Posted by Bandini Shah | January 14, 2016
  • India being a traditional country has many religions, many languages and many beliefs. There are many perceptions and beliefs too when it comes to color black.In color psychology, black color gives protection from external emotional stress.
    It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self confidence. Black means power and control, hanging on to information and things rather than giving out to others.
    Black implies self-control and discipline, independence and a strong will, and giving an impression of authority and power.
    Black is the end, but the end always implies a new beginning.
    Similarly a new year is a new beginning for all of us. Sankranti is the first festival of new year. Wearing black clothes traditionally symbolizes keeping body warm in winter. On the other hand, looking at its positive perspective, its significance is to protect oneself from all external negative energies. Making oneself confident and in self control and power. It’s a symbol of grace and individuality. It protects and empowers oneself from within the soul keeping it calm, stable, poised which ultimately leads to a blessed soul.

    Posted by Sonal J | January 14, 2016
  • Black colored clothes keep the body warm as the festival is coming at winter season.the colour also suits to every one and when a design is add to it it looks too attractive.BBlack is a very bright colour

    Posted by k.revathi | January 14, 2016
  • It is to break down the superstition belief that black is not worn on auspicious day as this..It is that heart only should be pure and colourful and dress does not have any influence over it.So any occasions black can also be worn if one likes it.

    Posted by Dr.S.Ramesh | January 14, 2016
  • Wearing Black saree as it is all favorite colour.there wont be any women who dont like black with combined colour. its a georgous clolour. which keeps warm for the body as this is winter season.

    Posted by rajarajeswari pk | January 14, 2016
  • To keep body warm,bcoz the festival of Sankranti falls in winter season & this color is absorb heat.

    Posted by JAIBALA | January 14, 2016
  • Sankranthi is the 1st festival of the year, black erradicate the evil to entet our life n it protects the body by absorbing sun heat.

    Posted by Jayalakshmi | January 14, 2016
  • Sankranti comes at the peak of the winter season and black colour retains and absorbs heat,helping keep warm

    Posted by shanbana tarique khan | January 14, 2016
  • Sankranti comes at the peak of the winter season and black colour retains and absorbs heat,helping keep warm

    Posted by shanbana tarique khan | January 14, 2016
  • As per our forefathers, about 50 years ago, there was a custom that said that women should wear a Chandrakala saree that is specially woven for this day. This saree is embossed with crescent moons and star-sands in zari. However, it gets very difficult to find an authentic Chandrakala saree out here. Hence, we usually wear anything in black either a salwar kameez or a black saree donned with a zari border.
    Black is given special importance during Makar Sankranti. Black color Sesame – Til or Ellu – is distributed among friends and relatives. Sesame seeds (Til) are used to combat the cold in winter, as sesame contains oil which is healthy. This once again proves the wisdom of ancient Hindus who insisted on a particular type of food during a particular season.

    The main reason why black color and Til is used because it is widely believed that Sesame contains prosperities that keeps the body healthy and warm during Sankranti period
    Another reason is that Makara Sankramana swaroopa or the personified deity associated with Makar is black in color.

    In many regions in Maharashtra people wear black colored dress on Makar Sankranti day. Black is worn on the day to keep the body warm as Sankranti falls during the winter season.

    Posted by Nisha | January 13, 2016
  • Black is worn on sankramthi because that day is considered as not a good day.we usualy dont buy new clothes for sankrathi.its a practise to throw away all the bad things ifrom our homes nd burn it.so to mark the end of evil we wear black on sankranthi frm where begins all good aftrwards..its symbolicaly marking the end of bad

    Posted by Vidya | January 13, 2016
  • The celebration of sakranti varies with region as customs and traditions also vary. Black colour is associated with Maharashtra as they make sweets from black til, which is auspicious for them and to keep it for themselves they wear black clothes.

    Posted by renu vats | January 13, 2016
  • The significance of wearing black is that Sankranti comes at the peak of the winter season and black colour retains and absorbs heat, helping keep warm.

    Posted by Sangeeta | January 13, 2016
  • The significance of wearing black is that Sankranti comes at the peak of the winter season and black colour retains and absorbs heat, helping keep warm.

    Posted by Sangeeta | January 13, 2016
  • 2.It is the day when the Sun starts its northern movement hence this day marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Being the last day of winter, this day turns out to be the coolest day of the entire season. That is the reason people wear black since the color absorbs the cold and keeps the body warm from within

    Posted by shanika | January 13, 2016
  • The month of January around the time of Sankranti is considered to be one of the coldest times.
    As we all know that light colors keep us cool and dark color absorb heat, black color is worn by people on the occasion to keep themselves a little warm; their body can absorb the heat when they wear black color.

    Posted by Vijaya | January 12, 2016
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