Tag: Makar Sankranti

Faith Prevails Over Fear As Magh Mela Begins
Faith Prevails Over Fear As Magh Mela Begins

Officials expect around five lakh pilgrims to take the holy dip on Friday.

PM Modi
Different Festivals Celebrated Today Signify India's Vibrant Cultural Diversity: Modi

Wishing people on Magh Bihu, the Prime Minister said, "Magh Bihu greetings to you all. I pray that this festival enhances happiness and prosperity in everyone's lives."

This Is Why The Sun God Is Worshipped On Makara Shankranti
This Is Why The Sun God Is Worshipped On Makar Sankranti

The festival is also celebrated in a grand way at the Jagannath Tempel in Puri, at Hatakeshwar temple at Atri in Khordha district, Dhabaleswar Temple in Cuttack and Makara Muni temple in Balasore.  

BMC Guidelines For Makar Sankranti & Pongal Celebrations
BMC Releases Guidelines For Makar Sankranti & Pongal Celebrations In Odisha Capital

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) had earlier released a set of restrictions that will be promulgated across Odisha to check congregations during Makar Sankranti and Pongal

Makar Special: What makes mouthwatering Chikki Sweets so special
Makar Special: What makes mouthwatering Chikki Sweets so special

Makar Special: What makes mouthwatering Chikki Sweets so special

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Odisha: Girl Gang Raped On Makar Sankranti, Minor Among Two Accused Arrested

Baripada: On the day of Makar Sankranti, Odisha woke up to yet another shocking instance of sexual violence against women when a 19-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two youths, one of them a minor, near her village under Baripada Town Police limits in Mayurbhanj district in the wee hours of Thursday. Based on the […]

Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti 2021: Prez Kovind, PM Modi & Others Greet Nation On Harvest Festival

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of harvest festivals, which are celebrated in various parts of the country under different names and extended their best wishes. President Kovind wished that these festivals may strengthen the bond of love, affection […]

Makar Sankranti In Odisha: Celebration From Across The State (See Pics)

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha took holy dip in ponds, rivers and other water bodies, offered special prayers at temples and homes as they celebrated ‘Makar Sankranti’ with pomp and grandeur on Thursday. A pan-India solar festival called by different names, Makar Sankranti, is the first major Hindu festival after the New Year celebrations. The […]

Makar Sankranti Recipies
Makar Sankranti: 5 Traditional Recipes To Relish At Home

Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is a harvest festival which is celebrated across India in names with great joy and pomp. It marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara rashi (Capricorn). As per the Hindu calendar, this year, the festival would be celebrated all over India on Jan 14. Makar Sankranti is also […]

Odisha: CMC Bans Chinese Manja, Glass Coated Strings For Kites This Makar Sankranti

Cuttack: Fly kites but make sure you don’t use dangerous glass-coated strings or Chinese Manja this Makar Sankranti. You will be in for trouble for the violation. Taking strong note of a string of incidents involving death and injury caused to humans and birds by sharp kite strings, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has banned […]

Odisha Celebrates Makar Sankranti With Devotion & Gaiety

Bhubaneswar: Religious dips, kites, makara chaula and other delicacies marked the celebration of Makar Sankranti in Odisha today. A pan-India solar festival called by different names, Makar Sankranti is the first major festival after the New Year celebrations. The festival marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn), its northward […]

Devotees in large numbers arrive in Bhadrak to attend 'Makar Mela'

Bhadrak: With the beginning of seven-day-long ‘Makar Mela’ at Maa Dappanaikani Peetha in Ishwarpur village under Tihidi block of Bhadrak on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees in large numbers have started to visit the shrine. Thousands of devotees from different districts including Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, and Balasore thronged the shrine to offer special prayers […]

Over 3 million take holy dip in Bengal's Gangasagar Mela

Sagar Island (West Bengal): Over three million devotees from across India and abroad, braved the icy cold water to take a holy dip in the confluence of river Ganga on Tuesday at the annual Gangasagar Fair in West Bengal’s Sagar Island on Makar Sankranti. “Almost 31 lakh people bathed at Sagar since morning, far surpassing […]

Boy suffers critical injury in bear attack in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A minor boy was critically injured after he was attacked by a wild bear while celebrating Makar Sankranti at Kantisahi village under Khunta police limits in Mayurbhanj today. Following the attack, the boy identified as Subhankar Bindhani received grievous injuries on his back and admitted to the Udala Sub-Divisional Hospital. According to reports, when […]

Devotees take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

Shimla: Bracing the extreme winter chill, hundreds of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Monday took dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of the country. Large numbers of devotees were seen congregating at Tattapani, 50 km from here, and Manikaran, home to a Sikh shrine in Kullu […]