Makar Sankranti 2019: Devotees Across the Nation Take Early Morning Holy Dip in River Ganga Marking the Harvest Festival (View Pics)
Devotees Taking Early Morning Holy Dip in River Ganga on Makar Sankranti 2019 (Photo Credits: ANI/ Twitter)

The nation is celebrating Makar Sankranti today, January 14. Various cultures, kites, fairs and lots of sweets are the only talk during the festivity across the country. The festive season which is called by different names such as Lohri, Pongal, Magh Bihu, etc. individuals are all into their celebrations at the moment. Although, a few parts of the country will be celebrating Makar Sankranti 2019 on January 15, pictures from across have surfaced the internet, depicting the celebration of the harvest festival of the year. The cultural significance of the festival varies geographically as we move from one state to another and the pictures shared on social media platforms are proof. Individuals gathered across the ghats of Ganga and Triveni Sangam to take the holy dip facing the early morning Sun to flush away their sins. Makar Sankranti Images & HD Wallpapers for Free Download Online. 

Makar Sankranti is the first festival of the year which is observed everywhere in the country in myriad cultural forms and different names, with every state welcoming the new season of harvest in their indigenous manner. Many faithful today took a holy dip in rivers and ponds and offered prayers on temples on the auspicious occasion. Here are the pictures that have been circulated Twitter so far and it only screams the varied traditions and unanimity among individuals. Kumbh Mela 2019: Who Are The Naga Sadhus and Where Do They Come From?

Devotees at Kumbh Mela

Devotees Taking A Holy Dip at the Ganges

Devotees at Triveni Sangam

Devotees Taking Holy Dip at River Ganga

Braving early morning winter chill, devotees in North India bathed in sacred rivers and ponds and famous ghats and offered prayers by visiting the temples. To take a bath on the early morning of Makar Sankranti is considered a secret act which dispels one’s sins, bringing good fortune, good health to the person. Like every year, security forces have been allotted to keep a hawk-eye vigil to maintain law and order and ward off any attack on religious congregations.