Officials expect around five lakh pilgrims to take the holy dip on Friday.
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."
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.
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
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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 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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]