The Auspicious Hour

The Sun,

God of the Universe

transits into Capricorn,

the auspicious hour,

worshipped by millions,

celebration moves

hither and thither!


Devotees assemble

the holy places

gain a dimension of difference!

Eyes closed,

prayers follow,

candles lit,

incense burnt,

wishes spread the wings

of harmony,

of delight,

of rejoice!


Once a year,

sweets prepared,

distributed –

smiles hover around,

laughter bursts forth

connect the souls!

Makar Shankranti.

The cold bites,

the waves whisper,

the crowds swell.

Yet –

devotion is there,

dedication is there,

discipline is there!!


 ~Kunal Roy

Kolkata, India

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