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India Celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Lohri; See Pictures

India | News18 | January 15, 2018, 9:17 am
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 Devotees offer prayers while taking holy dip at Gangasagar (Sagar Island) on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers while taking 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, some 50 km from Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Villagers take part in a community fishing event during Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari, some 50 km from Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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

A sadhu offers prayers after taking holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival, during Magh mela 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 Baghamari village in Khurda, Odisha. (Image: PTI)

Artist performing fold dance during Lord Hatakeswar Yatra on occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in Baghamari village in Khurda, 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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 Hindu devotees offering prayer to sun God at the Gangasagar Island around 100 km south of Kolkata, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

Hindu devotees offering prayer to sun God at the Gangasagar Island around 100 km south of Kolkata, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Image: PTI)

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

Foreign tourists flying kites on the occasion of Makar Sakranti 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 holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of the

A devotee takes holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of the "Makar Sankranti" festival during Magh Mela 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, or Hindu holy man, offers prayers after taking the ritual dips in the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on Makar Sankranti festival during the annual traditional fair of

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, offers prayers after taking the ritual dips in the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on Makar Sankranti festival during the annual traditional fair of "Magh Mela" 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 holy dip at Gangasagar on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' at Gangasagar. (Image: PTI)

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

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 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu celebrating Bhogi with family and elders residing at Senior Citizens Home, in Venkatachalam near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. (Image: AP)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu celebrating Bhogi with family and elders residing at Senior Citizens Home, in Venkatachalam near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. (Image: AP)

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

A girl offers prayers after taking holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival, during Magh mela 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 Baska district of Assam. (Image: PTI)

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

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

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