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Worships, Prayers mark Makar Sankranti at Chakmaghat
TIWN Jan 14, 2018
Worships, Prayers mark Makar Sankranti at  Chakmaghat
PHOTO : A mother offering prayers on Makar Sankranti at Chakmaghat. TIWN Pic Jan 14

AGARTALA, Jan 14 (TIWN): Devotion has marked Makar Sankranti at Chakmaghat in the early morning.

Celebrating Makar Sankranti in different manners, people all across the nation are busy in observing the colourful harvest festival on Saturday. To mark the celebration where families mostly the women are busy in decorating the house and making various kinds of sweets in their houses, in various major areas of the state fairs – Poush Mela has been organized.

Devotees from various parts of the state throng in the fair. During the inauguration of the fair organized at Chakmaghat, Tirthamukh and in other places, devotees took holy bath in the river. On the day of Poush Sankranti this place becomes a confluence of thousands of people. Since ancient days Tirthamukh has been a holy place of the Hindu Tripuri tribals. This place is considered as the sacred Ganga to the people of Tripura. Like every year this year also the Dumbur Tirthamukh Lake is all set to attract the bee storming gathering of the devotees. Like previous year, this year also a huge number of devotees from all over the state gathered in the area to celebrate the programme.This day is considered as one of the auspicious time of the year, and as it is to celebrate the harvest festival, the Bengalis make all sweets with rice.

People in Tripura celebrate the festival by offering Pithas and Til Ladoos to the Sun God and then distributing them to friends and family.

Puli Pithe, Paatisapta, Maalpoaa, Narkel Nadu, Til Nadu are some of the most famous sweet dishes that mark Poush Parbon. Khejurer Gur or jaggery made from dates is the iconic item of the Poush Parbon.

Makar Sankranti is a blissful festival celebrated by Hindus.

However, it is the first festival of the Hindu’s, when the families offers pitha puli to sun God in the early morning.

The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional event. Makara Sankranti is a solar event making it one of the few Indian festivals which fall on the same date in the Gregorian calendar every year.

Besides, people also burnt houses built of dry leaf and cloths. On the previous day of the celebration of the Makar Sankranti people conducts picnic in the leaf houses and burn it on the early morning of Makar Sankranti.

However, Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different manners all across Nation. Where the Bengali families make sweets, ‘pitha’, Telugus burn old items of the house, Punjabis create a bon fire called ‘Lohri’.


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