Today the festival of Makar Sankranti is being celebrated across the country. This festival, which falls at the beginning of the year, has a special significance. On this day the Sun enters Capricorn, due to which it is known as Makar Sankranti. This day is also known as Uttarayan and Khichdi. Taking bath in holy rivers and doing charity is considered auspicious on this holy day. Eminent celebrities and Bollywood celebs are also wishing Makar Sankranti to their fans and loved ones regarding this festival.
This festival is celebrated in most of the states of India. This festival is called by different names in different states. This festival is known as Maghi among North Indian Hindus and Sikhs. In Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Telangana it is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. It is celebrated as Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Telangana, Socrates in central India, Magh Bihu in Assam and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.