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India Celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Lohri, Here's a Throwback to 2018 Festivities

India | News18 | January 14, 2019, 7:21 am
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 Devotees offer prayers while taking a holy dip at Gangasagar (Sagar Island) on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers while taking a holy dip at Gangasagar (Sagar Island) on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian ethnic Tamil Hindus carry sugar cane and turmeric plant as they arrive to cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Indian ethnic Tamil Hindus carry sugar cane and turmeric plant as they arrive to cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 People along with their cattle participate in an event organised as part of Sankranti celebrations in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

People along with their cattle participate in an event organised as part of Sankranti celebrations in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

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 Students, dressed in the traditional Punjabi attire, celebrating the festival of Lohri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Students, dressed in the traditional Punjabi attire, celebrating the festival of Lohri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Villagers take part in a community fishing event during Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari. (Image: PTI)

Villagers take part in a community fishing event during Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari. (Image: PTI)

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 A sadhu offers prayers after taking a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

A sadhu offers prayers after taking a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Tamil people celebrating Pongal festival at Sadar Ramlila Maidan in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

Tamil people celebrating Pongal festival at Sadar Ramlila Maidan in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 Women, dressed in their traditional Punjabi, attire fly kites as they celebrate the festival of Lohri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Women, dressed in their traditional Punjabi, attire fly kites as they celebrate the festival of Lohri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Artist performing fold dance during Lord Hatakeswar Yatra on occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Odisha. (Image: PTI)

Artist performing fold dance during Lord Hatakeswar Yatra on occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Odisha. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee offering evening prayers to the Sun on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Gangasagar. (Image: PTI)

A devotee offering evening prayers to the Sun on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Gangasagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offering prayer to sun God at the Gangasagar Island in Kolkata, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offering prayer to sun God at the Gangasagar Island in Kolkata, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

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 Foreign tourists flying kites on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Jal Mahal in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

Foreign tourists flying kites on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Jal Mahal in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian ethnic Tamil Hindu women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Indian ethnic Tamil Hindu women cook special food to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal at Dharavi in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee takes a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

A devotee takes a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A student, dressed in the traditional Punjabi, celebrates the festival of Lohri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

A student, dressed in the traditional Punjabi, celebrates the festival of Lohri in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 A Sadhu offers prayers after taking the ritual dips in the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

A Sadhu offers prayers after taking the ritual dips in the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Participants along with their cattle crossing fire at an event organised as part of Sankranti celebrations in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

Participants along with their cattle crossing fire at an event organised as part of Sankranti celebrations in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers while taking a holy dip at Gangasagar on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Gangasagar. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers while taking a holy dip at Gangasagar on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Gangasagar. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl offers prayers after taking a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

A girl offers prayers after taking a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Girls dressed in their traditional attire dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

Girls dressed in their traditional attire dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 A man selling a fish at a market on the occasion of harvest festival Magh Bihu at Bagan Para in Assam. (Image: PTI)

A man selling a fish at a market on the occasion of harvest festival Magh Bihu at Bagan Para in Assam. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees gather to take a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Devotees gather to take a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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