Makar Sankranti in India - Uttar Pradesh

Anfostar Team Wed Nov 02, 2022
Makar Sankranti in India - Uttar Pradesh
Makar Sankranti in India - Uttar Pradesh

In Uttar Pradesh, it is mainly a 'festival of charity'. Every year at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati in Prayagraj, Magh Mela is held for one month, which is known as Magh Mela.

Magh Mela begins every year in Prayagraj from 14th January. The period from 14th December to 14th January is known as Khar month.

There was a time when no good work was done in North India for a whole month from December 14 to January 14. For example, marriages were not done, but now with the passage of time people have changed the garden.

But still it is believed that on January 14, that is, Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of good days on earth. The first bath of Magh Mela starts from Makar Sankranti and continues till the last bath of Shivratri.

There is also a tradition of giving charity after bath on the day of Sankranti. A big fair is held in Bageshwar. By the way, Ganga-bathing is also done in Rameshwar, Chitrashila and other places. On this day, after bathing in the Ganges, sesame sweets etc. are donated to Brahmins and revered persons.

On this festival, big fairs are held in the area on the Ganges and Ram Ganga ghats. In the whole of Uttar Pradesh, this fast is known as Khichdi and eating Khichdi and donating Khichdi is of utmost importance on this day.

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