makar sankranti: Ghats Being Readied For Makar Sankranti | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The festival of Makar Sankranti, popularly known as `Khichdi’ will be celebrated on January 15, this year as the Sun will enter Capricorn at 8.49 pm on January 14, 2022.
According to `pandits’ and astrologers, all Hindu festivals are being celebrated with sunrise, hence the festival of will be celebrated on January 15.
Makar Sankranti is being celebrated in almost all the parts of the country. Bathing in river Ganga, meditation and donation have special significance on this day.
According to Pt KA Dubey Padmesh, as many as 12 Sankranti’s take place in a year and Makar Sankranti has special significance. It is an indication of a change of weather as the sun starts shifting its movement from Dakshinayan to Uttrayan.
Devotees observing the festival take bath in the river Ganga and thereafter, donate clothes and `khichdi’.
Ahead of the day, city ghats of river Ganga are being prepared for the festival. It is being expected that there would be no rush of devotees, but a good number of citizens would reach at ghats to follow the customs of the day. Bithoor, Sarsaiya Ghat, Siddhanath Ghat, etc, have been cleaned and supervisors of ghat are making arrangements for required facilities for the visitors.

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