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Makar Sankranti Festival

(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)

  • Dates :

    14/01/2021 - 14/01/2021

  • Location :

    Andhra Pradesh

Sankranti, also called ‘Makara Sankranti’ is celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvesting season in India. It is celebrated almost all over the country , specially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. In Andhra Pradesh, the Makara Sankranti is celebrated for three days. During this time, the cultural supremacy of the state comes to the forefront as every place is Andhra Pradesh reflects the festive spirit. 

The typical celebration of the ‘Makara Sankranti’ in Andhra Pradesh takes place for three days. All houses are decorated. Guests and in laws are invited and sweets are given out to all. People dress themselves up as characters from mythology. The first day, that is Bhogi Panduga , people burn all old articles. The second day, Pedda Panduga is the Sankranti day when the big festival is held. People are dressed in new clothes and pray to God. There are also feasts arranged for the guests. Cock fighting was a favorite game during the Makara Sankranti, but it is now banned in Andhra Pradesh. The third day, the Kanuma Panduga is the day for having meat after the excessive sweets. 

Time for celebrating Makara Sankranti 

Time for celebrating the Makara Sankranti is usually in January, around the 14th of the month. It is celebrated in the month of Magh.

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