Makar Sankranti being celebrated with religious fervour & enthusiam in several parts of country
Makar Sankranti is being celebrated today with religious fervour and enthusiasm in many parts of the country.
In Uttar Pradesh, Makar Sankranti is being celebrated today. Despite of a severe cold wave and cloudy conditions devotees started taking dip at holy rivers on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Devotees along with saints have flocked to the Ghats of holy rivers across the state since last evening and are taking bath on the occasion of Makar Sankranti once the auspicious timing started.
This is also the first important bathing festival of about one and a half month-long Magh Mela, being held on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Prayagraj. Since early morning, Lakhs of devotees are taking bath at Sangam and offering prayers. Several dedicated religious programmes are being organized in magh mela area. Many Ashram Pandals will be also organizing traditional community lunch of rice feast -Khichri. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will do special pooja and offer Khichri Prasad at Gorakhnath Math at Gorakhpur, after which the famous Khichri Mela will start here.
In West Bengal, lakhs of people have gathered at Ganga Sagar – the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bay of Bengal to take a holy deep on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.