Thousands take dip in holy rivers to mark Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti

New Delhi, Jan 14: Makar Sankranti, a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of the country, also marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights.

Thousands of devotees across the country took a dip in holy rivers braving the cold weather to mark the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival on Sunday.

A huge gathering was seen at Himachal Pradesh’s Tattapani, around 52 km from the state capital, and Manikaran, home to a Sikh shrine in Kullu district, for a holy dip in the Sutlej and Parvati rivers respectively.

Both Tattapani and Manikaran, known for hot springs with high sulphur concentration, witnessed a majority of devotees mainly from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.

Likewise, the devotees took a holy bath in Vashist temple, located on the outskirts of the popular tourist resort Manali.

Devotees also took dip in Triveni Sangam in Allahabad amidst dense fog.

West Bengal people visited Ganga Sagar on Saturday and took holy dip in River Ganga and Bay of Bengal on auspicious day of Makar Sankranti on Sunday.


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