The 'Makar Sankranti' festival is fast approaching and a certain section of Thane's population is excited about celebrating this occasion by flying kites. Some wonder how the tradition of kite-flying came into existence. It has its origins in 'Vasant Navratri', which is a festive period of Hindus occurring in the month of January every year.
Saraswati, the goddess of wealth, is worshipped during this festive season. Hindus are also required to offer flowers of different colours to the Sun God during this period. As the sun shines in the sky, the Hindus of ancient times decided to fly kites of different colours, shapes, and sizes as their offering to the Sun God. Over the years, this tradition came to be known as the 'Kite Festival'. People travelling to Thane city either for business or leisure during the Makar Sankranti festival would get to witness the marvellous sights of many colourful kites dotting the city's skyline.
|Happy Makar Sankranti|
People visiting Thane during this festival can also get to some of the most interesting places in the city to get a feel of the festive atmosphere. A stay at one of the best hotels in Thane would give them greater convenience in visiting these places.