Makar Sankranti 2022: Different states, different names, same grandeur

  • Makar Sankranti is celebrated all across the country. However, every state has a different name for the festival.

Updated On Jan 14, 2022 03:45 PM IST 15 Photos

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Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over the country - different states have different names for the festival.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over the country – different states have different names for the festival.

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In Uttar Pradesh, Makar Sankranti is known as Uttarayan or Kicheri.

In Uttar Pradesh, Makar Sankranti is known as Uttarayan or Kicheri.

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It is called Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh.

It is called Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh.

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Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Sankranti or Uttarayan in Telengana and Madhya Pradesh.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Sankranti or Uttarayan in Telengana and Madhya Pradesh.

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In Odisha, it is celebrated as Makara Chaula.(Instagram)

In Odisha, it is celebrated as Makara Chaula.(Instagram)

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In Bihar, Makar Sankranti is called Til Sakraat or Dahi Chura.

In Bihar, Makar Sankranti is called Til Sakraat or Dahi Chura.

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Makaravilakku is celebrated in Kerala as Makar Sankranti, while Karnataka celebrates it as Suggi.(Instagram)

Makaravilakku is celebrated in Kerala as Makar Sankranti, while Karnataka celebrates it as Suggi.(Instagram)

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In Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as Pongal. Neighbouring country Sri Lanka also celebrates Pongal on this day.

In Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as Pongal. Neighbouring country Sri Lanka also celebrates Pongal on this day.

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Maharashtra and Goa celebrates Makar Sankranti as Maghi Sankrant or Haldi Kumkum.

Maharashtra and Goa celebrates Makar Sankranti as Maghi Sankrant or Haldi Kumkum.

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Gujarat celebrates the festival of kites - Uttarayan - on this day. Himachal Pradesh refers to it is Magha Saaji.

Gujarat celebrates the festival of kites – Uttarayan – on this day. Himachal Pradesh refers to it is Magha Saaji.

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In Punjab, Makar Sankranti is known as Maghi.

In Punjab, Makar Sankranti is known as Maghi.

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Assam celebrates Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu on this day.

Assam celebrates Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu on this day.

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West Bengal celebrates Poush Sankranti with a lot of traditional Bengali sweets made with coconut, rice flour and jaggery. Bangladesh also celebrates Poush Sankranti on this day.(Instagram)

West Bengal celebrates Poush Sankranti with a lot of traditional Bengali sweets made with coconut, rice flour and jaggery. Bangladesh also celebrates Poush Sankranti on this day.(Instagram)

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Singapore and Malaysia refers to this day as Pongal.

Singapore and Malaysia refers to this day as Pongal.

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Though it is celebrated in different names, Makar Sankranti is the celebration of harvest and the day dedicated to worshipping the sun god.

Though it is celebrated in different names, Makar Sankranti is the celebration of harvest and the day dedicated to worshipping the sun god.

Updated on Jan 14, 2022 03:45 PM IST

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