Sankranti in Bay Area: Kite Flying Festival
Hundreds braved the wind chill here in Milpitas, Calif. for the spectacular kite flying event held by BayVP Temple, to mark Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan). A photo essay by Shashi Desai.
(Above, from top): Revelers mark Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan) in traditional style, flying kites and contesting at the Milpitas Sports Center in Milpitas, Calif, last month; A parent gives kite flying lessons to a kid, knowledge passed on through generations; selecting the right kite is important; hundreds gather for this festival in Milpitas. [All Photos: Shashi Desai | DreamSnaps Photography]