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Makar Sankranti special trains introduced by Indian Railways

Makar Sankranti special trains introduced by Indian Railways

People across the country celebrate this day as Makar Sankranti (beginning of the harvest season) or Pongal.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in India in different ways.

The festival has different names from North to South. In Assam, it's also known as Bhogali Bihu and Magh Bihu.

Every festival in India, be it Holi, Diwali or Makar Sankranti is celebrated with full enthusiasm and zeal.

So this Makar Sankranti, make sure you fly kites and spread sweetness by distributing and eating Til Gud. For most parts of India, this period is a part of early stages of the Rabi crop and agricultural cycle, where crops have been sown and the hard work in the fields is mostly over.

As the entire country celebrates Makar Sankranti with fervour, we will have a look at the interesting facts about the harvest festival.

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And PM Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan.

This song is a special Rajasthani folk song for the Kite Festival, Makar Sankranti. One can't imagine the celebration without the "til ka laddoo", made with jaggery and sesame. Functions were organised at several places to mark the day. It is also an important day to visit the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh).

Devotees took holy dip at Ganga Sagar in West Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sakranti.

Not many know that Makar Sankranti draws parallel with western festival, Thanksgiving.

The harvest festival is here. They are celebrated to show our respect towards food and the famers. And good times in your life.


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