Madhya Pradesh celebrates Makar Sankranti over two days

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Bhopal, Jan 15 (IANS) The festival of Makar Sankranti on Friday saw enthusiastic and prolonged celebrations in Madhya Pradesh with holy baths, pujas and alms giving.

This year’s festival, which marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path, is being celebrated over two days since Thursday.

Millions of devotees were thronging the ghats of Narmada river in Hoshangabad, Jabalpur and Amarkantak for sacred baths.

Pujas are being performed in temples across the state and the needy are being given food consisting primarily of ritually appropriate til (sesame seeds), dal (lentils) and chaval (rice).

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