Visakhapatnam: Sankranti celebrations started throughout Andhra Pradesh on Saturday with ‘Bhogi’ or burning of previous and undesirable objects like previous garments, mats and broomsticks within the perception that new issues will usher into their lives.
Individuals in villages and cities started the day with ‘Bhogi’ and prayers. Girls had been seen taking part in and dancing across the fireplace.
Sankranti is a significant pageant, which highlights the wealthy Telugu tradition.
Villages and cities throughout each the Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, got here alive with conventional celebrations to mark the main harvest pageant.
In the meantime, Assam is all set to rejoice the harvest pageant of Magh Bihu, often known as Bhogali Bihu, amid the chilly climate circumstances tomorrow. Whereas at present the individuals are gearing as much as rejoice the evening earlier than Magh Bihu generally known as Uruka or Bihu Eve.
Preparations are in full swing throughout the state to rejoice one of many largest festivals of the state.
Devotees and seers took a holy dip within the Ganges on the Gangsagar within the South 24 Parganas on Saturday, on the event of Makar Sankranti.
A outstanding pageant on the Indian calendar, devotees make choices to the Hindu deity Surya on Makar Sankranti.
The day marks the primary day of the solar’s transit into the Makara, marking the tip of the winter solstice and the beginning of longer days.