Sankranti is a festival which is celebrated all over South Asia with some regional variations.
It is the day which marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also celebrated as a harvest festival in many parts of the country.
On this day people in many parts of the country, especially Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan fly Kites.
In India, Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is known by different names in different states.
These different regional names of the festival are –
The festival is known as Makar Sankranti or Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and West Bengal.
The festival is known as Uttarayan in Gujarat and Rajasthan
The festival is known as Maghi in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab
The festival is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu
The festival is known as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu in Assam Valley
The festival is known as Shishur Saenkraat in Kashmir Valley
The festival is known as Makara Vilakku at Sabarimala Temple in Kerala
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