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.

  • Friday, 14 January 2022
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."

  • Friday, 14 January 2022
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.  

  • Friday, 14 January 2022
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

  • Thursday, 13 January 2022
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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  • Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Makar Sankranti incomplete without kite flying in Cuttack

Cuttack: Since ages kite flying has always remained a favourite hobby of people in the Millennium City of Cuttack and the fun is doubled on the occasion of Makar Sankranti every year. Though the kite-fighting competitions have lost its charm, people still make a point to fly kites on this particular auspicious day in the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha celebrates Makar Sankranti

Bhubaneswar/Puri: From taking holy dip in ponds and rivers to visiting temples, people across Odisha celebrated Makar Sankranti with religious fervour and enthusiasm here on Sunday. Thousands of devotees thronged the Puri Jagannath temple to seek blessings of Lord Jagannath on the auspicious occasion. Devotees were seen making long queues before the temple since early […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Mayurbhanj gears up to celebrate ‘Tusu’ festival

Mayurbhanj: With harvest festival Makar Sankranti just a day away, the tribals of Mayurbhanj are all geared up for their own version of the festival ‘Tusu’. City markets are crowded with people making last minute purchases for the festival while artisans are busy giving final touches to Tusu idols. Gaman Chandra Behera, an artisan said, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Hot iron branding in Paralakhemundi on Makar Sankranti

Despite growing public outrage against hot iron branding in Odisha in the name of curing diseases, the age-old tradition goes unabated in some parts of the State. The cruel tradition reared its ugly head on Saturdaywhen the residents of Subhas Nagar area in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district were seen branding their children with hot iron nails

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
‘Tu Kahibu Na Mu’ to wow film buffs on Makar Sankranti

‘Tu Kahibu Na Mu’, the fourth venture of Tarang Cine Productions, is all set to wow Odia cine lovers on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Friday

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Kovind, Modi pay homage to Guru Gobind Singh on birth anniversary

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to the tenth Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh on his 352nd birth anniversary. “Homage to Guru Gobind Singh on his birth anniversary. He devoted his life to serving the people and upholding truth, justice and compassion. The example and teachings […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021