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Sankranti 2016, Makara Sankranti 2016 dates

Sankranti 2016, Makara Sankranti 2016 dates, Sankranti 2016 dates, when is Makar Sankranti in 2016? Makara Sankranthi is an Indian festival celebrated on the occasion of “Makara Sankramanam”. Makara Sankranam means, on this day [...]

Makar Sankranti in Different Parts of India

Makar Sankranti is one of the biggest festivals in India. It is majorly celebrated as a harvest festival across the country. In karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region it is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. In Tamilnadu it is celebrated [...]

Festivals of the Jagannatha Temple, Puri, Orissa

It is said that there are twelve ‘Yatras’ (festivals) of Shri Jagannath as mentioned below, but actually there are more festive rituals performed throughout the year. 1. Devasnana Purnima 2. Ratha Yatra 3. Snana Yatra 4. Dakhinayana 5. [...]

Bhogi Pallu during Sankranti

Sankranti is the festival of the Sun God. On this day , the Sun enters the Makara rash and this festival is celebrated as the festival of harvest in many parts of the country. Bhogi Pallu is one of the important rituals performed during Sankranti. Bhogi [...]

“Prabhalu” processions in Andhra Pradesh during Sankranti

“Prabhalu” is a specially decorated arch with Lord Shiva’s replicas made of bamboo sticks and new clothes. It is a popular tradition in Andhra Pradesh to take out the Prabhalu procession from hundreds of villages. This tradition dates [...]

Raja Sankranti in Orissa

Raja Sankranti is the three day festival dedicated to girls and women in the state of Orissa. This festival marks the beginning of the solar month of Mithuna from the rainy season starts. It is the welcoming of the agricultural year all over [...]

Mattu Pongal

Mattu Pongal in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to the cattle and is celebrated on the third day of Pongal. On this day people offer prayers to the bulls , cows and other farm animals. Mattu in tamil means cattle and Pongal means the sweet dish prepared [...]

Makar Sankranti in West Bengal : GangaSagar Mela

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in West Bengal in large gatherings. The GangaSagar Mela is said to be the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela. Gangasagar fair is held annually during Sankranti on the Sagar island’s [...]

Makara Sankranti in Maharashtra

Makara Sankranti is the festival dedicated to the Sun God to mark his transit into the makara rasi. It is also the festival of harvest in many parts of the country. In the year 2013, Sankranti is celebrated on January 14th. Makara Sankranti [...]

International Kite festival during Uttarayan in Gujarat

Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Uttarayan in Gujarat. This festival is dedicated to the Sun god and is a grand celebration for the Hindu community. In Gujarat, during Uttarayan, the International Kite Festival is organised every year on this [...]