Makar Sankranti festival in Odisha (Orissa)

Makar Sankranti is a highly auspicious days in a hindu calendar and that day worship of Lord Surya(sun god)

on the written of in purana's on this day sun visits his son shani's house, who is the swami of makar rashi.
this day symbolizes the healthy relationship of father and son.

In Bengal, Makar Sankranti is noted for the Ganga Sagar Mela and Pithey parban.
Bhogali Bihu is celebrated on the day in Assam.
Makar Mela is observed in Odisha.
In North India, it is the time of Lohri and Khichadi.
In Central India, it is Sankranti.
In Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti is observed as Pongal.
In Andhra Pradesh, it is known as Sankranthi.
In Karnataka - Sankranthi
In Maharashtra it Makar Sankranti and Til Gul
In Kerala, the famous Sabarimala Pilgrimage comes to an end with sighting of the Makaravilakku.
In Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is known as Uttarayan and is noted for the kite flying event.
It is an important bathing date during the famous Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela at Sangam (Prayag) in Allahabad

Makar Sankranti festival in Odisha (Orissa)
 state 2015 year celebration date is
 14 January (Wednesday).

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