Makar Sankranti pongal The Hindu festival that celebrates all over the country, Makar Sankranti is four days long harvest festival. Dedicated to Lord Sun "Makar Sankranti" marks the evolution of Sun into the Makar Rashi (zodiac sign) as according the Vedic Hindu philosophy, Sun is considered to be the lord of all the planets. Not just that, the festival additionally signifies the spring of India. Makar Sankranti is commended on January 15th, 2015.
Hindu devotees bathe in the Ganges river in India on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at the Magh Mela
According to Hindus, the river Ganges is sacred and a feminine river that is personified as a Devi goddess, who holds a significant place in Hinduism. Hindu faith holds that bathing in the river, espically on certain occasion causes the forgiveness of sins and helps to attain salvation.