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Makar Sankranti 2019: Puja Vidhi, Time, Mantra, Shubh Muhurat

Makar Sankranti 2019 Puja Vidhi, Shubh Muhurat, Time, Samagri, Mantra: Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the Hindu god Surya (sun) and on this day, people express their gratitude to nature and its abundant resources.

Makar Sankranti 2019: Laddoo to chikki, make these sesame seed sweets

Makar Sankranti 2019: From til ke laddoo to til ke chikki, here are three Indian dessert recipes made of sesame seeds (til) that you can try at home on this occasion.


Happy Makar Sankranti 2019: Quotes, Wishes, Images, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Photos, Pics

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Photos, Pics: Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the Sun God and devotees express their gratitude for a good harvest. This year it will be celebrated on January 15.

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019: Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, SMS, Messages for Whatsapp and Facebook

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, SMS, Messages for Whatsapp and Facebook: Here are some curated messages and wishes that you can share with your loved ones and wish them happiness on this auspicious occasion.

Makar Sankranti 2019: Try out these delicious sweet recipes this festive season

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019. To make it a special day for your friends and family, we have curated some dessert recipes that you can make and share with your loved ones.

Makar Sankranti 2019: How to celebrate the festival with kids

Makar Sankranti 2019: Kite making and flying to cooking delicacies, here are five ways in which you can celebrate the festival this year with your children.


Makar Sankranti 2019 date and time: History and importance of Makar Sankranti in India

Makar Sankranti 2019 Date and Time in India: Right after the celebrations of New Year, people in the eastern belt of India are gearing up for Makar Sankranti, the first Hindu festival of the year. It will be celebrated on January 15, 2019.

Gujarat: Kite strings kill 214 birds, injure over 4,000 in last five days

“The decline in numbers can be attributed to either less reporting or actual decline in incidents. In this case, it is the latter,” said G K Sinha, principal chief conservator of Forest Wildlife and the nodal officer of the campaign.

Three killed in kite-flying incidents, one by kite string; 1,957 cases of mishaps reported in Gujarat

According to the data shared by 108 services, the cities that saw some of the highest emergency cases on Uttarayan were Ahmedabad with 618 cases, Surat with 295, Vadodara with 220, Rajkot with 164 and Panchmahals with 120.

Nylon manja in use for kite flying despite nationwide ban, injuries to birds continue

Harsh Shah, an animal welfare officer nominated by the Environment Ministry validates these claims. Shah, who also conducts rescue operations in south Mumbai, received at least 40 to 50 cases of bird injuries through the day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stunning photos of India celebrating Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal

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.


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

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.

Ahmedabad sky lit up with fireworks on the occasion of Uttarayan

People Gujarat celebrate Makar Sankranti by flying kites.

Sankranti celebrations in full swing across India

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India in various forms- Lohri in Northern India, Pongal in the South.

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

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

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Makar Sakranti 2019: Modi Kites Fly High

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.