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Makar Sankranti 2021: Usher in the festive cheer with these delectable treats

January 14, 2021 10:00 am

Count on these easy recipes from popular chefs that are sure to brighten up your day!

Happy Makar Sankranti 2021: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Whatsapp Messages, Status and Photos

January 14, 2021 6:54 pm

Happy Makar Sankranti 2021 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages: The day marks the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn). It also signals the end of winters and the onset of spring. Here are some wishes you can share with your friends and family members.

Happy Makar Sankranti 2021: Wishes, images, quotes, status, messages, photos and greetings

January 14, 2021 6:54 pm

Happy Makar Sankranti 2021 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: This year the festival will be celebrated on Thursday, 14 January. While the celebrations will be toned down this year, make sure you wish your loved ones with these heartfelt wishes.

Why Hyderabad kitemakers are not flying high this Makar Sankranti

January 13, 2021 8:30 pm

This time, however, ‘patangula panduga’, as the festival of kites is popularly called in Telugu, has not turned out the way the traders wanted.

Gearing up for Sankranti: Bikes banned on flyovers in Surat, drones to check crowds in Ahmedabad

January 13, 2021 6:03 pm

As many as seven deputy commissioners of police, 14 assistant commissioners of police, 60 police inspectors, over 100 police sub-inspectors and around 3,500 constables will be deployed for bandobast in Ahmedabad city on Thursday.

Makar Sankranti 2021: Puja vidhi, timings, samagri, and mantra

January 13, 2021 3:50 pm

Makar Sankranti 2021 puja vidhi, muhurat, samagri, mantra: The day is dedicated to the Sun God, and on this day, people express their gratitude to nature and its abundant resources in the form of a puja

Makar Sankranti 2021: Date, History, Importance and Significance

January 13, 2021 10:50 am

Makar Sankranti 2021 Date: People celebrate the occasion with sweets made of jaggery and sesame as well as rice, along with sumptuous meals

Makar Sankranti: Mumbai police to keep an eye on sale, use of nylon manja

January 13, 2021 12:07 am

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently took up a suo motu PIL on the issue of nylon manja (kite string) after recent incidents in which people were injured, and in one case a woman died after her throat was slit by a nylon manja.

Makar Sankranti 2021 Date: When is Makar Sankranti in 2021?

January 14, 2021 3:48 pm

Makar Sankranti 2021 Date in India: This year, it will be celebrated on January 14

Gujarat: DGP takes stock of police bandobast ahead of Uttarayan

January 10, 2021 8:10 pm

On Saturday, five persons were arrested for allegedly smuggling Rs 5.3 lakh worth Chinese manjha at Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha, police said.


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.

Ahmedabad sky lit up with fireworks on the occasion of Uttarayan

January 15, 2015 5:17 pm

People Gujarat celebrate Makar Sankranti by flying kites.

PM Narendra Modi visits Ram Vilas Paswan's residence to celebrate Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2015 3:44 pm

PM Modi and his colleagues attended an event organised by Ram Vilas Paswan to celebrate Makar Sankranti.


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.