Makar Sankranti in Different Parts of India



Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India but with different name. There is also remarkable difference in the method of celebrations.

In Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal - a harvest festival.

In Andhra Pradesh, it is Sankranthi - Pedda Panduga – a harvest festival – and is celebrated for four days.

In Karnataka, it is Makara Sankranti.

In Gujarat, it is observed as Uttarayan.


In Kerala, Makar Sankranti marks the end of the pilgrimage to the famous Sabarimala Temple.

In West Bengal, it is Pithey parban – a harvest festival – and there is also the famous Ganga Sagar mela.

In Assam, it is Bhogali Bihu.

In Punjab, Jammu and in some parts of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, it is Lohri.

In Central India, it is Sakarat.

In Uttar Pradesh it is Khicadi Parv and Sankranti - it is also one of the important bathing dates during Magh Mela and Kumbha Mela

In Orissa, it is Makar Mela.

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