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 in Punjabi.
Devotees in large numbers visited Golden Temple in Amritsar on January 01. They seek blessings on the first day of the year 2021. Devotees also took holy dip on the New Year. People across India bid adieu to 2020 and welcomed the New Year with low key celebrations.
People across the country celebrated the arrival of 2021 amid Covid-19 pandemic. People gathered in Kolkata's Park street area to greet and welcome the New Year. While, in the national capital people were seen following the night curfew. Heavy police were deployed at multiple areas across the city-state. On New Year 2021, devotees visited Golden Temple to celebrate the occasion. In Goa, people danced to Bollywood songs and welcomed 2021 with zeal. As part of celebrations, fireworks were also witnessed in parts of the country. People in Kochi and Agartala came out to celebrate the new year with friends and family. With low-key celebrations due to pandemic, Agartala locals visited eating joints. In Kochi, many people visited Fort Kochi to welcome the new year. Police were also deployed to avoid mass gathering and ensure Covid-19 protocols.
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Dense fog enveloped Patna city of Bihar on January 15. It led to low visibility at various locations. Speaking to ANI, a local said, "From last 3-4 days, the cold wave has gripped the city causing problems in carrying out day-to-day activities." Similar situation of fog was observed in UP's Lucknow today. Thick blanket of fog also engulfed Punjab's Ludhiana. Locals were seen keeping themselves warm near the bonfire amid chilly winter season.
BSF soldiers celebrated Lohri at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The 72nd battalion of BSF jawans were seen celebrating and dancing on the occasion. Lohri is celebrated across the nation on January 13. The soldiers celebrated the festival with fervor and congratulated the countrymen. They also assured the people of the nation to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm as they were alert at the borders. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Women in traditional attire performed Gidha, a folk dance, at many places. People also distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns--the three edibles associated with Lohri. Watch the full video for more.
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With the Lohri festival around the corner, the kite makers in Punjab's Amritsar are facing losses due to COVID-19 pandemic situation coupled with bad weather. Every year, Punjab celebrates the festival of Lohri on January 13. Even though things are getting back on track, kite business continues to suffer ahead of Lohri. Apart from the pandemic and lockdown, now the weather has also added to their plight. With children not stepping out, sales witnessed a massive dip.
A Mirzapur man, who had accidently crossed the border was released from Pakistan after 11 years. Panwasi Lal's mental condition is not appropriate. Due to mental instability, he could not remember his way home therefore Panwasi's family reached Amritsar to bring him back to his hometown. Though, his punishment had ended two years back, but he was handed over to India on Nov 17, 2020 at the Attari Border.
US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris extended wishes on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Biden and Harris released a joint statement to send wishes on Nanak's 551st birth anniversary. The duo thanked Sikhs for opening Gurudwaras, serving meals to those in need amid pandemic. Earlier, Harris took to Twitter to wish 'Sikh friends' across the US and around the world on the occasion. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also issued a statement on Nanak's birth anniversary. Trudeau said Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary was an important day for Sikh Canadians. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with fervour throughout nation and around the world. Also known as Gurpurab, Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. Nanak Jayanti is observed on the full moon day of Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar.
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Sri Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar, popularly known as Golden Temple has been lit in colourful lights on the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. The reflection of the glittering temple fell on the 'Sarovar', the sacred pond and fireworks went up in the air this evening. A large chunk of devotees visited the Golden Temple to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The temple glowed with illuminated candles and earthen lamps (Diya). The entire Golden Temple complex is decorated and lit up to celebrate the occasion. The glittering fireworks covered the sky.