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Makar Sankranti 2022: Braving Extreme Chill, A whole bunch Take Dip in Himachal Rivers

Shimla, January 14: Braving the acute chill, 1000’s of people all through Himachal Pradesh took a dip in rivers on Saturday to mark Makar Sankranti. Crowds have been reported at Tattapani, 50 km from the state capital, and Manikaran, residence to a Sikh shrine in Kullu district, for a holy dip inside the Sutlej and Parvati rivers, respectively, officers said.

Every Tattapani and Manikaran, acknowledged for first rate springs with extreme sulphur focus, witnessed a majority of devotees primarily from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. “Every year over 25,000 devotees visit Tattapani to mark Makar Sankranti,” a priest suggested IANS over phone. Gangasagar Mela 2023: Devotees Along with Naga Sadhus Acquire To Take Holy Dip on Makar Sankranti Occasion in Kolkata (See Pics).

Likewise, the devotees took a holy tub in Vashisht Temple, located on the outskirts of the favored vacationer resort Manali. The temple is positioned on the left monetary establishment of Beas river, moreover acknowledged for its scorching springs.

A family from Shimla has been holding the usual ‘khichdi bhandara’ on Makar Sankranti at Tattapani. For the first time in 92 years it was known as off in 2021 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This time the Durga Devi Bihari Lal Brochan Lal Charitable Perception cooked 500 kg khichdi to serve to 5,000 company, said perception president Ramesh Chand Sood.

In 2020, the khichdi, weighing 1,995 kg, was prepared collectively by the state Division of Tourism and Civil Aviation and the assumption in a single utensil to mark Makar Sankranti and entered the Guinness World Information.

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Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu felicitated the oldsters to mark Makar Sankranti, a big harvest competitors celebrated in assorted elements of the nation. Makar Sankranti moreover marks the beginning of hotter and longer days compared with the nights.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 14, 2023 03:34 PM IST. For more data and updates on politics, world, sports activities actions, entertainment and lifestyle, go online to our website filmypost24.com).


Publish Date: 2023-01-14 10:11:37

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