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Makar Sankranti is an important pan-Indian solar festival, known by different names though observed on the same date, sometimes for multiple dates around the Makar Sankranti. One such picture shared by the 75-year-old superstar appears to be a couple of years old when he celebrated Makar Sankrati in Ahmedabad during the promotions of his 2015 film Shamitabh. From this festival, days become longer, also auspicious rituals and ceremonies start being performed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan, and called for making the society more peaceful and prosperous.

Makar Sankranti denotes the transition of sun from the zodiac Sagittarius to Capricorn. People celebrate the festive occasion by flying kites. "On this day lakhs of people take holy dip in the sacred rivers", he stated. People celebrate this festival with full of joy and enthusiasm.

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Makar Sankranti also comes with melas. According to Hindu epics, Bhishma Pitamah waited for Uttarayan so that he can die peacefully. We will update Sankranti 2018 Wishes, quotes, greetings here.

It is a festival of unity, with members of society encouraged to smooth things over with enemies and live in peace. Secondly, Makar Sankranti means that from now on days are going to be longer and the nights are going to be shorter.

Is Makar Sankrant.aapk jeevan ka andhera chhat jaye.

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Wishing you a very prosperous Makar Sankranti!

Mandir ki ghanti, Arti ki thali, Nadi ke kinare suraj ki lali, Zindagi me aye khushiyo ki bahar, Apko mubarak ho sankrant ka tyohar.

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