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In pictures: Makar Sankranti celebrations from different parts of India

Every year the festival is celebrated in the month of January. It is celebrated differently across the Indian subcontinent. Many people take a dip in places like Ganga Sagar and pray to the Sun God (Surya)

Our Web Desk Published 14.01.24, 04:10 PM
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Artists perform during the celebration of Bhogi, the first day of the four-day festival of Pongal, in Hyderabad.

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at a programme organised on the occasion of Pongal festival, in New Delhi

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Sindhu Sena activists with a child dressed as Lord Ram show kites depicting pictures of Ayodhya's Ram Temple before their distribution ahead of the Makar Sankranti, in Bhopal.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah flies a kite during the celebration of Makar Sankranti festival, in Ahmedabad.

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People buy kites on the eve of the festival of Makar Sankranti, in Jaipur.

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BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur during Bhopal Kite Festival organised during the festival of Makar Sankranti, at Motilal Nehru Stadium, in Bhopal.

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Pilgrims at the Sagar Island ahead of the Gangasagar Mela, in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.

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Young women participate in the kite festival organised to celebrate Makar Sankranti festival, at Motilal Nehru Police Stadium in Bhopal.

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People buy flowers ahead of the Makar Sankranti festival, in Bengaluru.

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Security personnel keep a vigil as devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of Makar Sankranti during the annual religious 'Magh Mela' festival at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

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