Though, I have never made manjha with glass powder, my brother would do that. Though he would be scolded by mother, but that did not stop him. It would take him 4-5 days to prepare the manjha.
The day is filled with festivity . Sankranti is never complete without flying a kite. This reminds me of Kai po che a movie ...which means to succeed or having cut.
Without a manja a kite is not cut. A strong manja is required .It is attached to the kite and then flown to the sky and each one wants to collect as many kites by cutting others .
Manja is available in the market ,but few people know the trick of making a good manja.
Kite flying is all about fun, people gather and there is joy and excitement all over. But, one has to be very careful while using it. It should not be flown in streets or roads, as it can cause accidents. It is best to fly kites in open spaces on grounds.
Basant panchmi in north is also associated with kite flying.
Looking back, now it seems that kite flying was not everything about the Sankranthi but a part of the festivities to encourage people to gather around, have a friendly competition and enjoy the event.
However, kite should be fly on plain field which are not available in town but very carefully when you are flying it on terrace. Its improve eye sight as well as improve the brain power as I have heard don't know how much it is true.
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