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 Maharashtra, Makar Sankranti is celebrated by distributing Til Gul.

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 Orissa, it is Makar Mela.

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