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India Celebrates Bihu, Pongal, Lohri & Makar Sankaranti; See Pics

India | PTI | January 16, 2019, 8:30 am
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 Residents from Dharavi area celebrate the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Residents from Dharavi area celebrate the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee blows a conch shell as she offers prayer after on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

A devotee blows a conch shell as she offers prayer after on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees take a holy dip in the water of River Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Devotees take a holy dip in the water of River Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

Devotees take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Teachers and students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations, in Patiala. (Image: PTI)

Teachers and students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations, in Patiala. (Image: PTI)

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 Students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A shopkeeper arranges kites with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi, ahead of Makar Sankranti festival, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

A shopkeeper arranges kites with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi, ahead of Makar Sankranti festival, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. Lohri is a celebration of the winter solstice observed by Hindus and Sikhs in northern India. (Image: AP)

Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. Lohri is a celebration of the winter solstice observed by Hindus and Sikhs in northern India. (Image: AP)

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 Pilgrims perform rituals ahead of 'Makar Sankranti' festival' during Ganga Sagar Mela, in Sagar Island. (Image: PTI)

Pilgrims perform rituals ahead of 'Makar Sankranti' festival' during Ganga Sagar Mela, in Sagar Island. (Image: PTI)

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 People buy seasonal sweets at the Bhogali Mela organized ahead of Bhogali Bihu, at Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

People buy seasonal sweets at the Bhogali Mela organized ahead of Bhogali Bihu, at Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 People pose with kites during Lohri celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

People pose with kites during Lohri celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls dressed in traditional attires dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Pilgrims take a holy bath ahead of 'Makar Sankranti' festival' during Ganga Sagar Mela, in Sagar Island. (Image: PTI)

Pilgrims take a holy bath ahead of 'Makar Sankranti' festival' during Ganga Sagar Mela, in Sagar Island. (Image: PTI)

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 A newly-married lady with other people flies kites during Lohri celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

A newly-married lady with other people flies kites during Lohri celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 People fly kites on the eve of Makar Sankranti festival, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

People fly kites on the eve of Makar Sankranti festival, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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