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Rituals, holy dip and more: state celebrates Makar Sankranti

Jharkhand celebrates harvest festival with rest of India by embracing tradition



A man beats a traditional drum as people celebrate harvest festival 'Tusu' on the day of Makar Sakranti at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
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A man beats a traditional drum as people celebrate harvest festival 'Tusu' on the day of Makar Sakranti at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
Picture by Shabbir Hussain
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A tribal woman decorates her hut on Wednesday, a day ahead of Makar Sankranti, as part of her community's traditions, at Potka area near Jamshedpur, in East Singhbhum district
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A tribal woman decorates her hut on Wednesday, a day ahead of Makar Sankranti, as part of her community's traditions, at Potka area near Jamshedpur, in East Singhbhum district
Picture by Manob Chowdhary
Swarms of devotees gather near the banks of the Damodar river to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad, on Thursday. The Mohalbani Ghat saw the biggest congregation in the district on the occasion of the harvest festival.
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Swarms of devotees gather near the banks of the Damodar river to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad, on Thursday. The Mohalbani Ghat saw the biggest congregation in the district on the occasion of the harvest festival.
Picture by Shabbir Hussain
Women offer prayers to the Sun god on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a festival dedicated to the sun, on the bank of river Damodar at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday..
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Women offer prayers to the Sun god on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a festival dedicated to the sun, on the bank of river Damodar at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday..
Picture by Shabbir Hussain
A woman applies 'sindoor' on the forehead of another woman, as part of a holy ritual, on the bank of river Damodar at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
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A woman applies 'sindoor' on the forehead of another woman, as part of a holy ritual, on the bank of river Damodar at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
Picture by Shabbir Hussain
Women pray to the Sun God on the banks of river Damodar at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
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Women pray to the Sun God on the banks of river Damodar at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
Picture by Shabbir Hussain
A devotee donates food grain, clothes and money to people from the economically weaker sections of the society, after taking the holy dip in river Damodar, at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
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A devotee donates food grain, clothes and money to people from the economically weaker sections of the society, after taking the holy dip in river Damodar, at Mohalbani Ghat in Dhanbad on Thursday.
Picture by Shabbir Hussain
People from the economically weaker sections of the society sit with the food grans that were offered to them on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, at Katras, Dhanbad, on Thursday.
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People from the economically weaker sections of the society sit with the food grans that were offered to them on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, at Katras, Dhanbad, on Thursday.
Picture by Shabbir Hussain

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