Makar Sankranti is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated across India that marks the end of winter and the beginning of long days as the sun moves north. This day is dedicated to the Sun god and is also known as Makara Sankranti or Maghi.
Devotees bathe in holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri on this day and laddus of sesame and jaggery called chikki are distributed. As you celebrate this festive occasion with your loved ones, don’t forget to wish them with wishes.
People meet and greet and celebrate the most auspicious occasions Makar Sankranti with great zeal, enthusiasm, and devotion.
Amid the rapid surge in COVID cases in Uttarakhand, strict curbs have been imposed on devotees taking a dip in the Ganga in Haridwar and Rishikesh on the occasion of Sankranti on January 14. There will be a ban on devotees gathering at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar, Triveni ghat in Rishikesh, and other ghats for a ritual bath on Makar Sankranti for their safety in view of the recent spike in pandemic cases in the state, orders issued by Haridwar District Magistrate Vinay Shankar Pandey and Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar said.
May the Makar Sankranti fire burn all the moments of sadness and bring you warmth of joy, wisdom and love.. have a nice day!