In pics: India celebrates Makar Sankranti amid COVID-19
On Makar Sankranti, devotees from all across India offer special prayers at holy rivers, especially Gangasagar, fly kites and offer 'til sweets' to the Lord Surya.
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing pandemic situation, India is celebrating the scaled-down festivities of Makar Sankranti by offering prayers at the Gangasagar while the markets, rife with kites added glitters to the occasion. Makar Sankranti or Maghi festival is a special Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Surya (sun), which marks the onset of the Magh season.
On this day, devotees from all across India offer special prayer at holy rivers, especially Gangasagar, fly kites and offer till sweets to the lord. The Gangasagar Mela, which is held during the winters to mark Makar Sankranti is an annual gathering of pilgrims that see a number of rituals, lit lamps and chanting in and around Sagardwip.