Makar Sankranti is being celebrated today and each one is sending wishes and sweets made of Til. Another highlight of the festival are the goodies made out of tilgul. Tilgul jewellery has become popular amongst newly married women as well as for babies. As per tradition, newly-married women are decorated in very special jewellery called the halwyache daagine’ (ornaments made of halwa’ or sugar coated sesame) and black sarees. Just married men and babies too could adorn with similar ornaments.
In Belagavi, there are the Paranjape’s from Deshpande Galli who have been doing this since 1942. Not only do they supply it within the country but also export them to USA, Canda, SriLanka, Dubai, United Kingdom etc.