Makar Sankranti(Search results - 6)
India15, Jan 2020, 10:29 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends wishes to citizens on Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu, Pongal
While the nation celebrates Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu and Pongal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend his warm greetings to the citizens
Culture Shauk14, Jan 2020, 3:05 PM IST
Makar Sankranti: Significance Of The Kite Flying Festival
Makar Sankranti, dedicated to the sun god, is one of the most ancient Hindu festivals celebrated across India with much fanfare. The festival marks the beginning of the auspicious period of Uttarayan. Flying kites, preparing traditional sweets with jaggery and sesame seeds and taking holy dip in rivers form an integral part of it, as does meeting with loved ones and exchanging greetings and sweets. In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, let’s take a look at the significance of the festival of Makar Sankranti and also find out why kite flying is an important part of the celebration.
India12, Jan 2020, 11:11 AM IST
PM Modi, Amit Shah touch the skies in Ludhiana ahead of Makar Sankranti
According to the Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the festival of harvest. Also, pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah were featured on kites sold across Punjab.
India16, Jun 2019, 12:17 PM IST
Sabarimala temple’s forest encroached by church, village officer orders removal of crosses
A Christian church in Idukki has been ordered to remove crosses from the hills of Panchalimedu, as Hindu activists claim that the land has been illegally occupied
India14, Jan 2019, 3:31 PM IST
Makar Sankranti: 5 facts about the end of winter solstice
Makar Sankranti is associated with harvest, which means that it is celebrated in different names in different states. For instance: Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Magh Bihu in Assam, Maghi in north Indian states and Sukarat in central Indian states.