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Pongal/ Makar Sankranti/ Maghi/ Maghe Sankranti

14 January

Pongal
Pongal is the most important festival celebrated in Tamilnadu. This is a harvest festival honouring the sun god and the god of rain, Indra. Pongal is the thanks-giving for the plentiful paddy crop. The actual date for Pongal celebration is 14th January, same as Maha Sankranti. It lasts for four days

Makar Sankranti
The festival of Makar Sankranti falls on 14th of January every year. This day is celebrated as a festival right from the times of the Aryans by the Hindus. This festival is celebrated differently in different parts of the country yet the use of til (sesame) is found everywhere. In Maharashtra people exchange multi-coloured tilguds and til-laddus made from til and jaggery. There is special significance of taking holy dip in Sangam – confluence of three rivers, Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati.

 

 

 

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