Makar Sankranti celebrations across the nation

Makar Sankranti celebrations across the nation

Jan 15, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley strikes the gong at the launch of India’s First agri-Options by National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in New Delhi.
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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley strikes the gong at the launch of India’s First agri-Options by National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in New Delhi.

Devotees throng Kapil Muni Temple on Makar Sankranti at Gangasagar island in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district some 160 kms south of Kolkata.
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Devotees throng Kapil Muni Temple on Makar Sankranti at Gangasagar island in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district some 160 kms south of Kolkata.

Devotees throng Gangasagar Mela on Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island, some 160 kms south of Kolkata.
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Devotees throng Gangasagar Mela on Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island, some 160 kms south of Kolkata.

Foreign tourists flying kites on the occasion of Makar Sakranti at Jal Mahal in Jaipur.
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Foreign tourists flying kites on the occasion of Makar Sakranti at Jal Mahal in Jaipur.

Women prepare sweet pongal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Sudhamnagar in Bengaluru.
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Women prepare sweet pongal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Sudhamnagar in Bengaluru.

Sweet pongal being cooked inside earthen pots on brick stoves on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Sudhamnagar in Bengaluru.
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Sweet pongal being cooked inside earthen pots on brick stoves on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Sudhamnagar in Bengaluru.

Devotees perform rituals on the banks of Ganga river on Makar Sankranti in Patna.
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Devotees perform rituals on the banks of Ganga river on Makar Sankranti in Patna.

 

People fly kites on Makar Sankranti in Hyderabad.
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People fly kites on Makar Sankranti in Hyderabad.

A devotee offering evening prayers to the Sun on the occasion of
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A devotee offering evening prayers to the Sun on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" at Gangasagar.

Artist performing fold dance during Lord Hatakeswar Yatra on occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Baghamari village in Khurda, Odisha.
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Artist performing fold dance during Lord Hatakeswar Yatra on occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Baghamari village in Khurda, Odisha.

A view of tents at Magh Mela venue on Makar Sankranti in Allahabad.
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A view of tents at Magh Mela venue on Makar Sankranti in Allahabad.

Sun rays fall on Shiva linga on Makara Sankranti at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple which was cut out of a monolithic rock probably in the 9th century in Bengaluru.
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Sun rays fall on Shiva linga on Makara Sankranti at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple which was cut out of a monolithic rock probably in the 9th century in Bengaluru.

Cattle run over fire during Makar Sankranti celebrations in Bengaluru.
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Cattle run over fire during Makar Sankranti celebrations in Bengaluru.

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