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Makar Sankranti also known as…… read to know the diverse names of this festival

The names are divided according to the states

The special thing is that different names of Makar Sankranti are divided according to the states. Here we are telling you about ten such names. These names are in trend in Chhattisgarh, Goa, Odisha, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Jammu. Like in Tamil Nadu, it is called Tai Pongal and Uzhvar Tirunal, whereas in Gujarat it is known as Uttarayan. In Punjab, it is celebrated on 13th day, on the 13th day, as Lohri. 

Khachari in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

In Uttar Pradesh, this is mainly the ‘festival of charity’. On this occasion, the Magh fair, which runs for one month at the confluence of Allahabad, also starts. It seems to be known as Magh Mela. From January 14, the Magh Mela starts every year in Allahabad. It is also believed that on January 14, Makar Sankranti starts the good days on earth. On this occasion, fairs are held on the banks of holy rivers, including the Ganges. This vrat is known in the whole of Uttar Pradesh as Khichdi and on this day, eating and donating is very important. Along with this, Makar Sankranti is also known as Khichdi in Bihar. On this day, the importance of donating urad, rice, sesame, chivda, cow, gold, woolen cloth, blanket etc. is important.

Makar Sankranti of Maharashtra

This day is called Makar Sankranthi in Maharashtra. On this day all the married women, after the marriage, for the first time, the feast of cotton, oil and salt are donated to other suhagin women. There is also the practice of sharing sesame pan of halva on this day. Giving each other the sesame seeds, they say, “Lil jugal shya and gond pole bola” means sesame jug and sweet sweet. Apart from this, some parts of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Orissa, Haryana, Bihar, parts of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal , And in Jammu also celebrate it by the name of Makar Sankranti.

Posh Sankranti of West Bengal

This festival is called in the name of Posh Sankranti in West Bengal. On this occasion, it is the practice of donating sesame after bathing. It is believed that only on the day of Makar Sankranti, Ganga ji was following the Bhagiratha and went to the sea through the ashram of Kapil Muni. As a symbol of this, every year, in the year of the year, for bathing donations in Gangasagar, there is a huge crowd of people on Makar Sankranti. That is why “Sara Tirath repeatedly, Ganga Sea once.”

Pongal and Uzhvar Tirunal of Tamil Nadu

Makar Sankranti celebrates for four days in Tamil Nadu as Pongal. On the first day Bhogi-Pongal, Sun-Pongal on the second day, Mattoo-Pongal or Kenu-Pongal Achir on the fourth and the last day Kanya-Pongal In the first day, garbage is collected and burned, the second day Lakshmi ji is worshiped and the animal money is worshiped on the third day. After this, after bathing on the fourth day, kheer is made in pottery in the open courtyard, which is called pongal. Its sun deity is imposed, which all eclipse as a prasad. On this day daughter and Jamai King are specially invited, that is why this day is called Kanya Pongal. In some places in Tamil Nadu it is also known as Ujhar Tirunal.

Assam’s Bihu

In India’s northeastern state of Assam, Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the name of Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu. At this time Assam has sesame, rice, coconut and sugarcane crops. In the same happiness, these dishes made from these things and dishes are cooked and eaten. Holika is also burnt on the Bhogali bihu and the dishes prepared with sesame seeds and coconut are dedicated to fire god. On this occasion, a game called Teklee Bhonga is played and there is also a fight for buffaloes.

Uttarayan in Gujarat

This festival is celebrated in Gujarat by the name of Uttarayan. This festival is celebrated on 14th and 15th of the new crop and season reception. On this occasion, there is a tradition of flying kites in Gujarat. On this day, the fasting of Uttarayan is also kept and the gram of sesame and groundnut grains are made.

Capricorn infection in Karnataka

Makar also calls Sankranti another name, Capricorn infection. This name is popular in Karnataka. However, all other traditions are generally the same.

Kashmir Valley’s Sister Sanctuary

Although most people in Jammu celebrate this festival in the name of Makar Sankranti, but at many places in Kashmir Valley it is also known as Sishekra Sakrata.

Maghi of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab

Similarly, in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and parts of Punjab this festival is also known as Maghi.


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