Makar Sankranti 2020

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Makar marking the end of winter and starting of the longer days, the festivities associated with these are also known by various names Maghi by north Indian Hindus and Sikhs, Makara Sankranti (Pedda Pandaga) in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal (also called Poush sôngkrānti), Karnataka and Telangana, Sukarat in central India Magh Bihu by Assamese, and Thai Pongal by Tamils.

On this day people take a holy dip in rivers, especially Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri. In many parts of India, some special recipes are also made such as gajak, bajra tikki, chikki, makke Ke Phool, Kichdi and till ka laddu is also made.

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