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Makar Sankranti


‘Such sahbhoj never happen, except at weddings’: Resident of the lower-caste basti where Yogi went for lunch

January 23, 2022 4:03 am

🔴 On January 14, Makar Sankranti, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dropped in at the home of a Dalit BJP worker, Amrit Lal Bharti, at Manbela Basti in his fiefdom Gorakhpur for a khichdi bhoj. Gautam on what such visits mean:

Makar Sankranti 2022: Make Ellu Urundai with this simple 4-ingredient recipe

January 14, 2022 2:30 pm

Makar Sankranti 2022: "A nutrient rich delicacy with very few ingredients, Ellu Urundai, is a must during winter!" said chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Makar Sankranti: Lakhs throng Gangasagar Mela amid Covid surge, more expected on Saturday

January 15, 2022 5:31 am

Since Friday, lakhs of devotees have been congregating at the mela ground in West Bengal's Sagardwip, flouting Covid norms. Several were spotted without masks and even taking the customary holy dip in the sea.

Makar Sankranti 2022: Akshay Kumar enjoys kite flying, Rajinikanth and Jr NTR share best wishes

January 14, 2022 4:32 pm

Superstar Rajinikanth to Akshay Kumar, Jr NTR, Hema Malini and Esha Deol shared greetings on Makar Sankranti.

Festive dressing: Why do we wear the colour black on Makar Sankranti?

January 14, 2022 3:51 pm

Black, as a colour, absorbes all the heat in contrast to other colours. It is, therefore, chosen so as to stay warm on a cold winter day.

Happy Makar Sankranti 2022: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Whatsapp Messages, Status, and Photos

January 15, 2022 5:43 pm

Happy Makar Sankranti 2022 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, Messages, Photos: Devotees bathe in sacred rivers such as the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery on this day, and sesame and jaggery ladoos called chikkis are distributed.

Makar Sankranti is an occasion to celebrate surya namaskar

January 14, 2022 8:26 am

🔴 Sarbananda Sonowal writes: When performed on a regular basis, the surya namaskar improves physical vitality and immunity and helps maintain mental balance in a fast-changing world

Happy Makar Sankranti 2022: Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, Messages, Photos and Greetings

January 15, 2022 1:06 pm

Happy Makar Sankranti 2022 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, Messages, Photos: The festival marks the day of the sun's transit into Makar Raashi, or Capricorn zodiac.

Makar Sankranti 2022: Puja vidhi, timings, samagri, and mantra

January 12, 2022 7:07 pm

Makar Sankranti 2022 Puja Vidhi, Shubh Muhurat, Time, Samagri, Mantra: The festival has both, seasonal as well as a religious significance. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar

Makar Sankranti 2022: Date, History, Importance and Significance

January 13, 2022 12:39 am

Makar Sankranti 2021 Date: Makar Sankranti will be celebrated this year on Friday, January 14


In pictures: How Bengaluru celebrated Pongal and Makar Sankranti 2022

January 17, 2022 7:42 pm

Take a look at how the people of Bengaluru celebrated the harvest festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Holy dip in rivers, kite festivals: Glimpses of Makar Sankranti celebrations

January 16, 2022 5:59 pm

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu harvest festival that marks the end of winter and the beginning of longer days as the sun moves northward.

Makar Sankranti 2020 Rangoli Designs Images: Add colour to your festivities with these rangoli designs

January 15, 2020 9:25 am

Makar Sankranti Rangoli Designs 2020 Images, Photos: As we celebrate Makar Sankranti today, here are some pictures of rangoli designs.

Happy Pongal Images 2019: Here's how people across India are celebrating the festival

January 17, 2019 7:02 am

This year, Pongal will start from Tuesday, January 15 and will continue till Friday, January 18. The festival coincides with another harvest festival Makar Sankranti which is primarily celebrated in North India.

Makar Sankranti 2019: Colourful kites dot the sky as the day approaches

January 16, 2019 6:58 am

One of the most ancient festivals, Makar Sankranti is observed in different parts of the country and is known by different names. The day marks the onset of summer and several delicacies and special sweets are prepared on this day. There is also a custom of flying kites

Makar Sankranti and Pongal 2018: How people across India are celebrating the festivals

January 15, 2018 4:53 pm

The year has just began and with that a string of festivals have also started. People in different parts of the country are busy celebrating Makar Sankranti and Pongal, marking the onset of spring and the harvest season.

Uttarayan and Makar Sankranti 2018: Colourful photos of kite flying across the country

January 14, 2018 6:38 pm

People all over India decorate and design their kites with political figures, colourful patterns and quirky cartoons. While the Makar Sankranti celebrations have kickstarted all over the country, we bring you pictures of how the country is enjoying the festival.

Happy Pongal: Colourful rangolis, bonfires and cultural programmes mark three-day harvest festival

January 15, 2016 3:43 pm

Colourful rangolis, bonfires and cultural programmes marked the Pongal celebrations, the three-day harvest festival of the Telugu community.

Usher in the harvest season with these Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu recipes

January 14, 2016 11:46 am

This is the month when the sound of til gud ghya, god god bola will resonate in every Maharashtrian home and every family in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and the northern plains of India will stuff their mouth full with several dishes combining sesame seeds and/or jaggery. How many combinations of these can there possibly be in one country? Lots. Here are a few to inspire the cook in you, and excite the foodies in your family.

Stunning photos of India celebrating Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal

January 14, 2016 2:12 pm

Festivals are the time to be happy and make merry. Here's how India celebrated the harvest festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal. Take a look.


Makar Sakranti 2019: Modi Kites Fly High

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Makar Sakranti marks the first day of sun's transit into the Makara, marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days. Indian Express traveled to Jaipur to see how the Sakranti fever has gripped the Pink City.

Preparation for Poush Sankranti in full swing in Tripura

January 15, 2016 9:37 am

Tripura, Jan 15 (ANI): Preparations for Poush Sankranti were in full swing in Lankamura district of Tripura on Friday. Women were seen making beautiful patterns of rangoli with powdered rice. These decorative patterns and symbol of religious belief are created to welcome goddess Lakshmi with good fortune, health and wealth. According to the Hindu religion, the last day of Poush month is celebrated as Makar Sankranti and people in rural Tripura celebrate it as Poush Sankranti.

Camps set to help injured birds during kite festival

January 15, 2016 5:47 am

Surat, Jan 15 (ANI): Social workers have set camps across India to save birds that are injured during the kite flying season. Many birds are injured or killed during the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti when colourful kites dot the skylines in various parts of India. Birds get injured after coming in contact with the sharp thread which is a glass-coated string used to fly kites. In Surat, 'Prayas' an organisation working for conservation of nature and protection of environment set up a camp to provide medical aid to the injured birds. A helpline number was also started for the same. In Gujarat, the kite festival is organised ahead of Makar Sankranti. It is known as Uttarayan in the state and celebrated by the flying of kites with great zeal and joy. The trust's president Rohit Gangwal said their aim is to save lives of as many birds possible from the glass-coated thread. At both the camps, rescuers were seen trying to rescue birds covered in blood, mostly pigeons with a cut under the wing, and after assessing them, hurried to an operating table if required.

Makar Sankranti: Thousands take holy dip

January 15, 2016 5:15 am

Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.

Amit Shah celebrates Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2016 10:08 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday celebrated Makar Sankranti and flew kites on the occasion. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated over India and Nepal on the joy of getting new crops for farmers. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India; Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat.

Colourful kites hit markets ahead of Makar Sankranti festival

January 13, 2016 5:57 am

Varanasi, Jan 13 (ANI): Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. It is also seen as the festival of kites. People across the city of Varanasi were seen quite enthusiastic about flying kites this Makar Sankranti. Kites of various colours, sizes and shapes ruled the market, with 'Modi kites' being the favourite for most of the kite lovers. The kite festival is also seen as a traditional celebration and keeping the Indian culture alive.

Pilgrims take holy dip at Triveni Sangam

January 13, 2016 5:56 am

Allahabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Ahead of Makar Sankranti, a large numbers of pilgrims have started taking holy dips at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad since early Wednesday morning. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India, Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Maghi and Khichdi are some other names of the same festival.