If there is one thing every Gujarati (It would not be wrong to mention the entire nation) looks forward in the New Year, then it has to be Uttarayan. On January 14th and 15th the festival of Uttaryan also known as Makar Sankranti a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, filled with kites over all the cities of the state from before dawn until well after dark. Uttarayan is celebrated across Gujarat, with major centers of kite-flying in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Nadiad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Nasik among others. On this January 14, 2016, the expected number of kites flying over Ahmedabad could be around 4 million.
Uttarayan is such a popular festival in Ahmedabad it crazes lasts for two straight days as the city and its people don’t find one day enough to celebrate. Even from the last 3 years we have witnessed a great enthusiasm for this festival in other states like Delhi as well. This Chinese invention has captured the world’s imagination for the last 2,800 years.
On January 14th and 15th Colourful kites light up the Ahmedabad sky and Kite flying is kind of a must festival throughout the Gujarat and especially in Ahmedabad. However to cheer up this day and to demonstrate your kite flying skills along with brilliant kite-arts expertise, an appearance of “wind” is a must thing. The god of wind has to be in its elements to add a dash of romance to this last wintery day. A gust of wind helps your kite to gain a certain attitude and make your kite a potential warrior in this aerial war.
No wind, on this day can easily turn off the entire city. The joyous shouts of “kaipoche” and ‘aey lappet’ is completely based on how easily you put your kite in the sky and to make it happen favorable wind has a significance importance on this special day of Makar Sankranti.
But, fortunately as per the weather forecast report, this 2016 Uttarayan wind seems to be in favour of kite flyers and this festival will sure going to be another rocking and exciting Uttarayan this year.
Uttarayan (Makar sankranti) 14 January 2016 Weather Forecast Report Ahmedabad
Good news for kite lover in Ahmedabad as you can see in below image 9 AM to 12 PM is the one the best time for big kite flying in Ahmedabad and rest of the day you will get 5-6 km/hour wind for regular kite flying.
Uttarayan (Makar sankranti) 15 January 2016 Weather Forecast Report Ahmedabad
Uttarayan (Makar sankranti) 14 January 2016 Weather Forecast Report Bangalore
Uttarayan (Makar sankranti) 14 January 2016 Weather Forecast Report Mumbai
Uttarayan (Makar sankranti) 14 January 2016 Weather Forecast Report Nasik
However, you need to take consideration of birds’ safety as well. So, please, do not fly kites before 8 am and please make it same applicable after 6 pm on both 14th and 15th of January. So, the atmosphere is all set to make your Uttarayan a wonderfully festive. Now, all you have to do is pick your phone and whats app your friends and family members to be on your terrace to make this festival even joyous.
And yes, don’t forget to ask your mom to prepare special foods like laddoos, undhyu or surati jamun to make your day a sure shot hit. Only one week left to Uttarayan, have you purchased your kites and spools, or not? If still no then, no need to worry because, you have landed on the right blog post.
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Uttarayan is merely a week away so, kite flyers; get yourself prepared for aerial kites war. In advance wishing you a very Happy Uttrayan Everyone! Be safe! Hope you all had a great one!.