Kite Festival In Gujarat- Makar Sankrant

Uttarayan 2013

Gujarat is vibrant with the Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti) which is celebrated with colors of joy, colors of life. The Kite Festival signify Gujarat’s ‘Cultural Strength’ and like the kites, Gujarat soars high to touch the skies to be the ‘best in the world.’

All over the State, in the Month of January, the serene blue sky with colorful kites look splendid and since morning to evening remains dotted with vivid splashes of color with kites in a variety of hues, shapes and sizes. The excitement continues with the onset of night. As the sun sets and darkness hovers over, youngsters continue competing each other in supremacy in the sky, now with the paper lanterns tied to their kite-strings. These lanterns known as tukkal swaying at the mild stroke of wind presents a lovely image while some try to cut off these tukkals and enjoy the fun.

Saumil Shah- Image Credits

 

Kite string (manja) spools laying to dry Kite string (manja) spools laying to dry Coating the string (manja) by handThe Raipur Kite Bazaar The Raipur Kite Bazaar  Firkis are readyThe Raipur Kite BazaarAnother glorious Uttarayan comes to a close!The Uttarayan puppet showAnother glorious Uttarayan comes to a close!124 Fire lanterns launched 124 Fire lanterns launched 124 Fire lanterns launched Uttarayan 2013 Sky Lanterns over Ahmedabad124 Fire lanterns launched

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