Makar Sankranti,heralding the harvest season,was celebrated across the country by lakhs of people who took holy dip in rivers and ponds.
Devouts in north India braved cold weather conditions and lined up before various temples to offer prayers. The festival will also be celebrated tomorrow in many areas.
Amidst tight security,lakhs of devotees thronged the confluence of Ganga,Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati at Allahabad to take holy dip and participate in the annual religious congregation of Magh Mela.
Long queues of devotees were seen outside various temples situated in the vicinity of the Sangam and near the banks of Ganga and Yamuna.
In Haridwar too,devotees took holy dip in the Ganga at Har Ki Pauri. However,the turnout was less this time due to severe cold and fog.