Uttarayan


Uttarayan, or Makar Sankrati, is a day that marks the decline of winter. It is a day of celebration. While Uttarayan is predominately a Hindu festival, marking the waking of the gods from their winter sleep, in Gujarat it is known as the Kite Festival. All over Gujarat, every family will be out today, enjoying flying kites from dawn to midnight, showing off their kite flying skills in contests, and sharing traditional Gujarati feasts. The celebration will continue all weekend.
While the festival is fun, it can also be dangerous, resulting in accidents of many kinds. Please pray today for safety for those enjoying the celebration. Pray also that as they celebrate the end of winter, they will experience a softening of their hearts, and will open them to the True God, that they will find their joy and celebration in Him
Psa 92:4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

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