Makar Sankranti

BJP, VHP slam controversial Kerala tourism advertisement on beef dish

Reacting to this, VHP's Vinod Bansal lashed out at the Kerala government alleging that it is hurtful for cow worshippers and demanded strong action. "The tweet from Kerala’s tourism ministry has hurt religious sentiment."

Jan 17, 2020, 13:55 PM IST

Makar Sankranti 2020: Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Allu Arjun in one blockbuster pic

Ram Charan elated his fans with a blockbuster picture from the festivities, in which he shares the frame with Chiranjeevi, cousins Allu Arjun, Allu Sirish, Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej and others. He simply captioned the photo as, "Happy Sankranti." 

Jan 17, 2020, 09:12 AM IST

Bihu 2020: Date, rituals and significance of the festival

Magh Bihu marks the end of the harvesting season. It usually falls around the same time as Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Uttarayan.

Jan 16, 2020, 10:14 AM IST

Mumbai celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal

The festival, marking the transition of the Sun from the Dhanu (Sagittarius) sign to the Makara (Capricorn) constellation, signals the start of the summer solstice, with days gradually getting longer and warmer.

Jan 15, 2020, 19:43 PM IST

TV actors share fond memories of Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is Akshay Kelkar's favourite festival.

Jan 15, 2020, 19:27 PM IST

On Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu and Uttarayan, Sudarsan Pattnaik's vibrant sand art promises hope

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path.

Jan 15, 2020, 19:05 PM IST

Here's how India celebrates Makar Sankranti

On Makar Sankranti, Surya Dev or Sun God is worshipped. As India is home to diverse cultures, the same festivals are known and celebrated differently pan country. 

Jan 15, 2020, 14:11 PM IST

Pongal 2020: Here's how the festival is celebrated

Pongal is one of the most important festivals of Tamil Nadu and falls around the same time as Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Pongal is celebrated to express gratitude to Sun God. 

Jan 15, 2020, 08:49 AM IST

Thousands take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

Braving winter chill, thousands of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday took holy dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival dedicated to the deity Surya.

Jan 14, 2020, 14:25 PM IST

Cattle made to walk through flames in this ritual in Karnataka

Cattle are made to walk through fire to celebrate Makar Sankranti, the festival of harvest.

Jan 17, 2019, 14:34 PM IST

Cattle made to walk over burning hay as part of Makar Sankranti celebrations in Karnataka: Watch

In a video shared by news agency ANI, men decorated cattle with garlands and bells and made them walk over hay set ablaze.

Jan 17, 2019, 00:07 AM IST

5W1H: Amit Shah flies kite on occasion of Makar Sankranti

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah flew kites in Ahmedabad’s Naranpura area.

Jan 15, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

On Makar Sankranti, over three million take holy dip in Bengal's Gangasagar Mela

The Gangasagar Mela is rated as the second largest assembly of people after the quadrennial Kumbh Mela. 

Jan 15, 2019, 10:29 AM IST

Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with Shahi Snan by akhadas amid unprecedented security

Sadhus, sages and devotees took a dip in the Triveni Sangam – the confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati – to cleanse their sins.

Jan 15, 2019, 06:26 AM IST

Akshay Kumar gives kite flying lessons to daughter Nitara on Makar Sankranti—Watch

If Makar Sankranti dominates the northern belt then Pongal and Bihu are largely celebrated in South and East India.

Jan 14, 2019, 18:12 PM IST

5W1H: Amit Shah flies kite on occasion of Makar Sankranti

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah flew kites in Ahmedabad’s Naranpura area.

Jan 14, 2019, 18:06 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Makar Sankranti to be celebrated across India today

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the country today in different ways. Watch full video to know more.

Jan 14, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

News50: Here's How Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India

India is gearing up to celebrate Makar Sankranti that falls on 14th January this year. Kites, Fairs and Lots Of Food are a part of the celebrations. Watch full video to know more.

Jan 14, 2019, 07:46 AM IST

Makar Sankranti 2019: Here's how India celebrates the festival

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the nation on January 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019, 07:28 AM IST

5W1H: Makar Sankranti to be celebrated across India

India is gearing up to celebrate Makar Sankranti that falls on 14th January this year, some parts of the country would be celebrating it on 15th January. Makar Sankranti is basically a celebration of Sun's move into the 10th house of the zodiac Capricorn or Makara.

Jan 13, 2019, 17:40 PM IST