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Makar Sankranti


Bollywood wishes love, happiness on Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2016 6:21 pm

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Bihu and other festivals celebrated across the country on Thursday (January 14) Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor wished all.

Bihu special: How to make Laai Xaak Khaar Pitha Guri Di

January 13, 2016 2:55 pm

A humble Assamese dish, it won't be an understatement to say that Khaar is the most popular food ever in an Assamese household.

Bid farewell to winter with a Lohri feast

January 13, 2016 11:21 am

Revri, jaggery popcorn, corn Palak and more to celebrate the harvesting festival.

Gujarat: One dead in Anand communal clash over kite-flying on Makar Sankranti

January 15, 2015 11:07 pm

The police said that the clash although communal in nature - was restricted to the two families.

One dead in Anand communal clash over kite-flying

January 15, 2015 9:38 pm

Fight turned violent when elders began attacking each other, injuring 65-year-old Mohammad Diwan fatally.

Amitabh Bachchan celebrates Makar Sankranti, says fragrance of Gujarat spreading across the world

January 14, 2015 10:56 pm

Big B celebrated the kite festival, organised on the occasion of Sankranti, with children in Gandhinagar.

Flames at Gangasagar under constant watch,courtesy CM order

February 09, 2012 5:45 am

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on late Saturday evening visited Babughat near Kolkata where the sadhus have gathered to take part in the Gangasagar Mela scheduled to conclude on Makar Sankranti.

2 stabbed over car parking in Ahmedabad,4 booked

January 16, 2012 3:51 am

Two persons were stabbed by cousins when they came to Arvind Mills compound to celebrate the kite flying festivals during Makar Sankranti on Saturday night.

‘Increased awareness led to lesser bird injuries this Makar Sankranti’

January 16, 2012 2:05 am

Fewer birds were injured due to kite strings this Makar Sankranti as compared to last year,said animal lovers,citing increased awareness among the people as the reason.

Dilip Kumar enjoys kite-flying on Makar Sankranti

January 15, 2012 6:02 pm

The 89-year-old 'Karma' star said the tall buildings in his vicinity did not deter him from flying kites.


Happy Pongal: Colourful rangolis, bonfires and cultural programmes mark three-day harvest festival

January 15, 2016 3:43 pm

Colourful rangolis, bonfires and cultural programmes marked the Pongal celebrations, the three-day harvest festival of the Telugu community.

Usher in the harvest season with these Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu recipes

January 13, 2016 3:21 pm

This is the month when the sound of til gud ghya, god god bola will resonate in every Maharashtrian home and every family in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and the northern plains of India will stuff their mouth full with several dishes combining sesame seeds and/or jaggery. How many combinations of these can there possibly be in one country? Lots. Here are a few to inspire the cook in you, and excite the foodies in your family.

Stunning photos of India celebrating Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal

January 13, 2016 1:55 pm

Festivals are the time to be happy and make merry. Here's how India celebrated the harvest festivals of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal. Take a look.

Ahmedabad sky lit up with fireworks on the occasion of Uttarayan

January 15, 2015 3:10 pm

People Gujarat celebrate Makar Sankranti by flying kites.

PM Narendra Modi visits Ram Vilas Paswan's residence to celebrate Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2015 3:36 pm

PM Modi and his colleagues attended an event organised by Ram Vilas Paswan to celebrate Makar Sankranti.

Sankranti celebrations in full swing across India

January 13, 2015 6:02 pm

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India in various forms- Lohri in Northern India, Pongal in the South.


Preparation for Poush Sankranti in full swing in Tripura

January 15, 2016 9:37 am

Tripura, Jan 15 (ANI): Preparations for Poush Sankranti were in full swing in Lankamura district of Tripura on Friday. Women were seen making beautiful patterns of rangoli with powdered rice. These decorative patterns and symbol of religious belief are created to welcome goddess Lakshmi with good fortune, health and wealth. According to the Hindu religion, the last day of Poush month is celebrated as Makar Sankranti and people in rural Tripura celebrate it as Poush Sankranti.

Camps set to help injured birds during kite festival

January 15, 2016 5:47 am

Surat, Jan 15 (ANI): Social workers have set camps across India to save birds that are injured during the kite flying season. Many birds are injured or killed during the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti when colourful kites dot the skylines in various parts of India. Birds get injured after coming in contact with the sharp thread which is a glass-coated string used to fly kites. In Surat, 'Prayas' an organisation working for conservation of nature and protection of environment set up a camp to provide medical aid to the injured birds. A helpline number was also started for the same. In Gujarat, the kite festival is organised ahead of Makar Sankranti. It is known as Uttarayan in the state and celebrated by the flying of kites with great zeal and joy. The trust's president Rohit Gangwal said their aim is to save lives of as many birds possible from the glass-coated thread. At both the camps, rescuers were seen trying to rescue birds covered in blood, mostly pigeons with a cut under the wing, and after assessing them, hurried to an operating table if required.

Makar Sankranti: Thousands take holy dip

January 15, 2016 5:15 am

Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.

Amit Shah celebrates Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2016 10:08 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday celebrated Makar Sankranti and flew kites on the occasion. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated over India and Nepal on the joy of getting new crops for farmers. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India; Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat.

Colourful kites hit markets ahead of Makar Sankranti festival

January 13, 2016 5:57 am

Varanasi, Jan 13 (ANI): Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. It is also seen as the festival of kites. People across the city of Varanasi were seen quite enthusiastic about flying kites this Makar Sankranti. Kites of various colours, sizes and shapes ruled the market, with 'Modi kites' being the favourite for most of the kite lovers. The kite festival is also seen as a traditional celebration and keeping the Indian culture alive.

Pilgrims take holy dip at Triveni Sangam

January 13, 2016 5:56 am

Allahabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Ahead of Makar Sankranti, a large numbers of pilgrims have started taking holy dips at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad since early Wednesday morning. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India, Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Maghi and Khichdi are some other names of the same festival.