"Makar Sankranti" News 

Third 'shahi snaan' of Kumbh on Basant Panchami today, over two crore devotees likely to take holy dip

Before Basant Panchami, the two shahi snaans that have taken place so far have been on Makar Sankranti on January 15 and Mauni Amawasya on February 4.
Zee News - Published

On Makar Sankranti, Independence Day, a sky full of kites becomes a death trap for birds

Every year around festivals like Makar Sankranti, when kites soar in the sky competing with each other, conservation organisations continue to rescue thousands of birds entangled or injured by these..
Firstpost - Published

Videos for "Makar Sankranti"

Twenty million Hindu devotees gather to bathe at Kumbh mela [Video]Twenty million Hindu devotees gather to bathe at Kumbh mela

Twenty million Hindu devotees have gathered to take a ritual bath at the ongoing Kumbh mela - the world’s largest religious gathering, at Prayagraj in North India. A Hindu festival, Basant..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 04:51Published

Indian Hindus offer up crabs to appease deity [Video]Indian Hindus offer up crabs to appease deity

Crowds of people gather in the Indian city of Surat to offer up the unusual gift of crabs to the Hindu deity of Shiva. No reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published


30 lakh Ganga Sagar pilgrims take holy dip on Makar Sankranti

Over 30 lakh pilgrims from across the country and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal took holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti Tuesday,..
DNA - Published

Maharashtra: 6 drown as boat capsizes in Narmada river

Altogether 36 persons have been rescued so far, and are admitted to a local hospital, an official said.The boat was carrying around 60 people who were on way to perform a river worship ritual on the..
DNA - Published

Watch Exclusive and Live Streaming of Kumbh Mela 2019 from Prayagraj on Zee News

Thousands of devotees and sages took the holy dip - Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) -- on the first day of Kumbh Mela 2019. Devotees took a dip in River Ganga at the site of Triveni Sangam -- the confluence of..
Zee News - Published

On Makar Sankranti, over three million take holy dip in Bengal's Gangasagar Mela

The Gangasagar Mela is rated as the second largest assembly of people after the quadrennial Kumbh Mela. 
Zee News - Published

Pongal 2019: Here's how the festival is celebrated

Makar Sankranti in Tamil Nadu is known as Pongal and it is celebrated on January 15.
Zee News - Published

Larger-than-life feel with life-size kites for Makar Sankranti

Lord Ganapati, Superman, tigers & bears throng the sky as thousands watch in wonder
DNA - Published

It's not only Monday, Makar Sankranti fun to continue in Pink City today as well

For the whole day, kites were seen across Jaipur skies while in the night time, the lanterns were seen
DNA - Published

Kumbh begins: Over 1 crore to be part of first shahi snan on Sankranti

The wait is over. Renamed and reordered, Allahabad is dressed up and decked for Kumbh 2019. Throughout Monday, bare necessities tucked in bundles and perched atop their heads, lakhs of pilgrims walked..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: Here's how Akshay Kumar celebrated the festival of kites with daughter Nitara

Akshay Kumar celebrated Makar Sankranti with his family in Mumbai
DNA - Published

Akshay Kumar celebrates Makar Sankranti with daughter Nitara

[India], Jan 14 (ANI): Akshay Kumar on Monday, extended wishes on Makar Sankranti by sharing a video of him flying kite with daughter Nitara.
Sify - Published

'Too polluted': Lucknow devotees refuse to take holy dip in Gomti river on occasion of Makar Sankranti

Disgruntled Lucknow residents say the Gomti river has grown so polluted over the years that the Makar Sankranti ritual of taking a dip in the holy water is now almost dangerous.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

Watch: On Makar Sankranti, Amit Shah flies kite in Ahmedabad

While some people are cheering Shah, others are seen capturing the moment.
Zee News - Published

Akshay Kumar gives kite flying lessons to daughter Nitara on Makar Sankranti—Watch

If Makar Sankranti dominates the northern belt then Pongal and Bihu are largely celebrated in South and East India.
Zee News - Published

Akshay and daughter celebrate Makar

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Akshay took to Twitter to share a very cute video. In the video, the Akki is accompanied by Nitara as he flies kites, the girl becomes daddy's perfect little helper
IndiaTimes - Published

Makar Sankranti: Celebs wish their fans and friends

Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal are three of the festivals which are widely observed across India which raise a toast to the new harvest, a new start
IndiaTimes - Published

Makar Sankranti Special: Dryfruit ladoo and til chikki

Home chef Siddhi Panchal shares two sugar-free recipes for the festival. - Published

B-Town wishes 'love', 'happiness' on Lohri, Pongal

As the festive fervour has set in with festivals like Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Hema Malini wished love and happiness to..
Sify - Published

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019: Wish friends, relatives with these WhatsApp, Facebook messages and make their day

Here are a few WhatsApp, Facebook messages you can send your friends, colleagues, relatives this Makar Sankranti
DNA - Published

Makar Sankranti 2019: Here's how India celebrates the festival

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the nation on January 14, 2019
Zee News - Published

Rajasthan police, NGOs press for injury-free Makar Sankranti

Rajasthan cops, on manja watch, conduct raids in kite shops
DNA - Published

10% 'forward quota' in Gujarat from today

Gujarat on Sunday became the first state in the country to announce that it would implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category in government jobs and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi kites not popular in Mumbai on Makar Sankranti despite election year

IndiaTimes - Published

Happy Makar Sankranti 2019: Wishes & messages

Makar Sankranti, is observed annually to mark the first day of sun's transit into the Makara or Capricorn.
IndiaTimes - Published

B-Town wishes 'love', 'happiness' on Lohri, Pongal

As the festive fervor has set in with festivals like Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Hema Malini wished love and happiness to their..
Zee News - Published

Makar Sankranti 2019: From history, food to kite-flying, all you need to know about the festival

Firstpost - Published

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi pay homage to Guru Gobind Singh, greet nation on `Lohri`, `Makar Sankranti`

Today is the 352nd birth anniversary of tenth Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh.
Zee News - Published

No traditional `Makar Sankranti` feast at Lalu Prasad Yadav`s residence

The traditional `Makar Sankranti` feast will not be held at RJD chief Lalu Prasad`s residence this year as he was not granted bail in the fodder scam case and was undergoing treatment at a Ranchi..
Zee News - Published

Indian Navy deploys diving teams at Gangasagar for SAR operations

The Indian Navy has deployed a specialist team of divers at Gangasagar on the occasion of 'makar sankranti' for search and rescue operations in case of any eventuality.
DNA - Published

Rajasthan: 1,000 Chinese manja spools seized, destroyed

The drive against the banned alloy-coated string is still going on and will continue till Makar Sankranti on January 14.
DNA - Published

BJP woos Delhi's Purvanchal votes

Pulls out all stops for Makar Sankranti rally for community that comprises 35% of city's voter base
DNA - Published

Short of long weekends, 2019 needs more planning

To create three or four-day weekends, employees will have to take more days off in 2019. As per some calculations, employees may have to take as many as 13 leaves during 2019. August and April 2019..
IndiaTimes - Published

Vaishnodevi: Woman pilgrim from Haryana suffers cardiac arrest, dies en route to shrine

A 45-year-old woman pilgrim died of cardiac arrest on her way to to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said today.  Anju Devi, a resident of Haryana's..
DNA - Published

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