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Makar Sankranti

Hindu festival that reveres Surya (sun god)

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Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun). It is observed each year the day Sun enters the Capricorn zodiac which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India and Nepal celebrate their harvest. It marks the first day of the sun's transit into Makara rashi (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days..

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Temple's idol decked up with kites, 'charkhis' on Makar Sankranti [Video]

Temple's idol decked up with kites, 'charkhis' on Makar Sankranti

The nation celebrated joyous festival of Makar Sankranti with zeal on January 14. On this auspicious occasion, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Gujarat's Rajkot was decked up with colourful kites. The..

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Watch: Amit Shah flies kite on occasion of Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad [Video]

Watch: Amit Shah flies kite on occasion of Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad

Home Minister Amit Shah on January 14 took part in Makar Sankranti program in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. On the occasion, Home Minister was seen flying a kite. Earlier, Shah along with his family members..

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Low-key Pongal celebrations in Rameswaram due to pandemic [Video]

Low-key Pongal celebrations in Rameswaram due to pandemic

Pongal and Makar Sankranti, the harvest festivals were celebrated across South India on January 14. People in Rameswaram, celebrated the festival simply this year. They made 'rangoli' and their ritual..

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Society draws inspiration from veterans of armed forces: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Society draws inspiration from veterans of armed forces: Rajnath Singh

While addressing the fifth Armed Forces Veterans Day programme at IAF HQ Training Command in Bengaluru, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 14 said, "January 14 represents both 'Jai Jawan' and..

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Delhi wakes up to dense fog on Makar Sankranti [Video]

Delhi wakes up to dense fog on Makar Sankranti

On the day of Makar Sankranti, Delhi woke up to dense fog. A low visibility was observed in the national capital due to thick layer of fog. The cold waves have also tightened its grip here. Foggy..

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Devotees take holy dip in Golden Temple 'sarovar' on Makar Sankranti [Video]

Devotees take holy dip in Golden Temple 'sarovar' on Makar Sankranti

The nation is celebrating Makar Sankranti on January 14. The devotees visited the holy Golden Temple on the occasion and took a holy dip in the 'sarovar'. Makar Sankranti is known as 'Maghi' festival..

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat celebrates Pongal in Chennai [Video]

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat celebrates Pongal in Chennai

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited and offered prayers Sri Kadumbadi Chinnamman Temple in Ponniammanmedu on Jan 14. He also participated in Pongal celebrations. According to..

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Devotees take holy dip on occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' [Video]

Devotees take holy dip on occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'

Devotees performed rituals in West Bengal's Kolkata on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. They took holy dip in Hoogly River on January 14. On the other side, devotees also took holy dip in..

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Makar Sankranti 2021: CM Yogi offers prayers at Gorakhnath temple [Video]

Makar Sankranti 2021: CM Yogi offers prayers at Gorakhnath temple

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the Gorakhnath temple on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. He offered prayers in the wee hours of January 14. Several devotees also..

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BJP leader distributes kites with Ram Mandir print in Bhopal [Video]

BJP leader distributes kites with Ram Mandir print in Bhopal

With Makar Sankranti around the corner, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rakesh Kukreja on January 13 distributed kites with images of Ram Temple. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in various parts of India..

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BSF jawans celebrate Lohri at Poonch camp [Video]

BSF jawans celebrate Lohri at Poonch camp

72nd battalion of Border Security Force jawans celebrated Lohri at the Poonch camp on January 13. Jawans lit a bonfire and danced around it on folk music. The customary eatables like peanuts, popcorn..

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People celebrate Lohri with great zest across northern belt [Video]

People celebrate Lohri with great zest across northern belt

People in the northern belt of the country celebrated Lohri on January 13. The harvest festival was celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm. They offered peanuts, sesame seeds, jaggery and makhana to the..

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RJD to start 'Dhanyawad Yatra' after Makar Sankranti to thank voters for supporting party [Video]

RJD to start 'Dhanyawad Yatra' after Makar Sankranti to thank voters for supporting party

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on December 21 held a review meeting and took some special steps in regards to show his support to farmers, who are protesting against farm laws. In another decision during..

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