From kite flying to bonfires: The diverse tastes of Makar Sankranti across the country

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Makar Sankranti is commemorated in diverse ways all over the country. Bengalis prepare special sweets, Telugus burn up aged things of the house, Punjabi people create a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration. In short, the whole country greets the new term of crop in diverse manners, but with a single idea of happiness.

Different Indian festivals, which rejoice makar sankranti:

  1. A 4 day long fair, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana

People residing in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana commemorate the fair for a period of 4 days. Each and every day has its own importance. The first day is called ‘Bhogi’, day two is for the major time, Makar Sankranti and the third day is named as Kanuma and the fourth  day four is called Mukkanuma.

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  1. Sakraat, Bihar And Jharkhand

People from the states of Bihar and Jharkhand commemorate the fair for two days. They name it Sakraat or Khichdi in their languages.

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  1. Uttarayan, Gujarat

Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan is major festival for the Gujarati people. The festival is celebrated for 2 days. The first day is celebrated on January 14 and is called Uttarayan. And the second and last day is named as Vasi (meaning stale) Uttarayan.

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  1. Lohri, Punjab

Lohri is commemorated in the region of Punjab region on Januray 13. On January 14, the day is named as Magi.

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  1. Makar Sankrant, Maharashtra

It is a vast commemoration in the state of Maharashtra. The first day is called Bhogi, and the second is called as Sankrant and the third day is acknowledged as Kinkrant.

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  1. Pongal, Tamil Nadu

The harvest carnival is called Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Day one is named as Bhogi Pandigai and the second one is called Thai Pongal or just Pongal. The third day is celebrated as Mattu Pongal and the fourth day is recognized as Kaanum Pongal.

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Delicious sweets and the aroma of fresh cut rice mark the crop festival in the state of West Bengal. A few  of the most notable special dishes, which mark Poush Parbon comprise Puli pithe, paatisapta, maalpoaa, narkel nadu, and til nadu.

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  1. Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela or Kumbh fair is the best part of Makar Sankranti in India. It is the major sacred gathering in the globe.

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Published by Mamatha on 14 Jan 2018

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