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.
Magh Mela 2018: Devotees take dip in Triveni Sangam in Allahabad amidst dense fog pic.twitter.com/as2xlRgQCA
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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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