Mamata Banerjee greets people on Makar Sakranti
First Published Jan 14, 2021, 3:45 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (January 14) greeted to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.
The CM tweeted, “Wishing everyone on the occasion of Poush Sankranti. May the pithe-puli add sweetness in your lives.”
Mamata Banerjee posted on her social networking page, “Heartiest greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. Lakhs of pilgrims will take the holy dip today at Gangasagar.”
Makar Sankranti is one of the ancient Hindu festivals that has been observed according to solar cycles, while most festivals are set by the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar.
The festivities associated with Makar Sankranti are known by various names such as Lohri by north Indian Hindus and Sikhs, Sukarat in central India, Bhogali Bihu by Assamese Hindus, Posh Sangkranti by Bengali Hindus and Pongal by Tamil and other south Indian Hindus.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated with colorful decorations, rural children going house to house, singing and asking for treats (or pocket money), melas (fairs), dances, kite flying, bonfires and feasts.
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