• One festival with different names: Happy Makar Sankranti

    Posted on January 9, 2023 by in Taxi Service


    India is a land of festivals and the very first festival of the year to be celebrated in our country is Makar Sankranti. It is one of the most famous festivals of the Hindu religion.

    Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India but its name is different in different states. It is celebrated in January every year and marks the termination of winter’s season and the beginning of the new harvest season. T

    his festival is dedicated to Lord Sun, on this Datsun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn which is known as ‘Makar’ in Hindi which is why this festival is named Makar Sankranti.

    From this day sun starts its journey from the northern hemisphere so we will have longer days and smaller nights. This festival has much traditional, cultural and agricultural importance.

    There are many stories in the past that happened on this day, and that’s why it is celebrated all over India. Now, let us move on to how it is celebrated in other states and by what name. If, interested to explore a few states during this day don’t forget to book a cab on rent with Chiku Cab.

    Uttar Pradesh

    Makar Sankranti is named ‘khichdi Sankranti’ in Uttar Pradesh. During this festival, a special dish named ‘khichdi’ is prepared and offered to Lord Sun at the time of worship. After worship, it is distributed among the members as Prashad.

    The main attraction of the festival is laddoos made up of sesame seeds and jaggery. Kite flying is a fun-filled tradition.

    Mostly, all the family members are seen on their terrace flying kites, having food, playing games, and enjoying the festival of Makar Sankranti.

    The most important ritual of this day is a holy bath at Prayag in Allahabad. On this day lakhs of devotees take a holy bath in Sangam (the confluence of the river Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati).

    It is believed that by taking a bath in Sangamdevotees attain salvation and is free from sins. So, to take a dip in Sangam on car rental services.


    Makar Sankranti is known as ‘Maghi’ or ‘Lohri’ in Punjab. It is celebrated a day before Makar Sankranti in Punjab.

    It is a famous festival celebrated in North India. This festival is celebrated on the last day of Pausa month around January 13, a day before the Magh month, after sunset in the evening.

    It has special significance for the new daughter-in-law and newborn baby. Agni Dev is worshiped by lightning a fire as soon as it gets dark and offerings of sesame seeds, puffed rice, jaggery, and maize grains are made in it.

    A special song is also sung while performing this ritual and people dance a lot on dhol. To enjoy ‘Lohri’ in Punjab quickly reserve a car on rent with Chiku Cab.


    In Assam Makar Sankranti is known as ‘Magh Bihu’. Bihu festival is celebrated in Assam on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

    This festival is celebrated in the happiness of ripening of crops. The first day of Magh Bihu is called ‘Uruka’.

    On this day, people make a temporary camp with paddy straw on the banks of the river or in an open space, which is called Bhelaghar.

    All the people of the village have dinner here. All the people of the village gathered around this Bhelaghar and pray to God for auspiciousness. To celebrate Magh Bihu in Assam book outstation cabs on rent with Chiku Cab.

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    Makar Sankranti is called ‘Uttarayana’ in Gujarat. Kite festival is celebrated every year on 14 January but here in Gujarat, one can witness colorful kites flying in the sky one to two months before.

    This early kite flying activity makes clear that ‘Uttarayana’ is about to come. Uttarayan is one of the grand festivals of Gujarat. As soon as, this festival comes to market is decorated with kites.

    Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over Gujarat but the main kite festival is held at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. Gujurati dishes made on Makar Sankranti are sesame seeds chikki, peanuts chikki, Undhiyu, puffed rice laddoos, etc.

    On the occasion of Makar Sankranti people of all age groups whether children, old age, or youngsters gathered on their house terrace and enjoy kite flying together. To enjoy kite flying and Gujarati dishes at Makar Sankranti in Gujarat reserve a cab on rent with Chiku Cab.


    Makar Sankranti is famous by the name of ‘Ghughuti’ in Uttarakhand. Here Makar Sankranti is celebrated in a unique way.

    In India, Uttarakhand is famous for its culture and traditions. Uttrakhand is also called ‘Dev Bhoomi’. The arrival of all the seasons, trees, plants, and mountains are worshiped here.

    In Uttrakhand, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. Different types of dishes are made here.

    A garland is made up of all the food items and children wear them in the morning and invite crows to eat that food with a song. Once a crow eats the food only others can have food.

    To visit each other’s place on the occasion of Makar Sankranti hire a car on rent by Chiku Cab to have stress free meeting.

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    Andhra Pradesh

    The harvest festival is celebrated in different names and ways in India.

    Makar Sankranti is known as simply ‘Sankranti’ in Andhra Pradesh. The way of celebrating Makar Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh is unique.

    Makar Sankranti is celebrated for three days here. The first day is known as ‘Bhogi’, the second day is known as ‘Sankranti’ and the third day is known as ‘Kanuma’.

    On the very first day waste and useless things are collected in one place and burnt. On the next day house is decorated with rangoli. On the third day, people keep colorful dolls for decoration purposes in their houses, and cows and bulls are also decorated and worshipped.

    Lots of kite flying competitions are held on this day. This festival is enjoyed by family members by flying kites in the sky. The colorful kites on this day cover the sky. To visualize as to how Andhra Pradesh celebrates Makar Sankranti for three days rent an outstation car from Chiku Cab.


    In Maharashtra, this festival is known as ‘Makar Sankranti ‘. On this day, by applying ‘healthy and kumkum’ to each other women wish for goodwill.

    They also exchange sesame seeds and jaggery with each other and wishes ‘till gudkhao or meethemetthe bolo’ in Marathi.

    Mumbai is a perfect blend of people from all the states, so on this day traditions of each state are seen.

    But the tradition of flying kites is famous in almost all the states. Since morning, after completing all kinds of worship, all the members of the family gather together on their terrace or a garden and fly kites till it gets dark.

    In the evening when it’s about to get dark, people lit sky lantern and ends this festival. To visit your close ones book a ride with Chiku Cab.

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    Tamil Nadu

    Makar Sankranti is famous as ‘Pongal’ in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most important festivals in Tamil Nadu. The people in Tamil Nadu celebrate this festival for four days.

    First day of Pongal is BhogiPongal. Second day is Surya Pongal. The third day is Mattu Pongal and the last day is KaanumPongal. All these four days, they start with burning the old and useless stuff from their house at one particular place.

    After this, the whole house is cleaned. All the elements that that responsible for the growth of the crops like sun, rain, and cattle are worshipped on these days.

    A sweet dish named ‘Pongal’ is prepared with a new rice crop, sugar, and milk which is offered first to these Gods and then distributed as Prashad among others. This day is celebrated for the new and auspicious beginning of life. Visit Tamil Nadu in a car hired by Chiku Cab to celebrate Pongal.


    ‘DahiChura’ is known as Makar Sankranti in Bihar.When the ‘Uttarayan’ movement of the sun begins i.e. when the sun starts moving from east to north, at this time festival of Makar Sankranti or DahiChura is celebrated in Bihar.

    People like this special confluence of Dahi and Churaso much that they get excited about this occasion many months before. DahiChura is eaten on many special occasions in Bihar. First of all, after the pure bath, it is the turn of charity.

    On this day people donate rice, black Urad lentil, potato, sesame seeds, jaggery, and some money. They first eat the food item made up of sesame seeds and then enjoy their Dahi with Chura. To enjoy tasty DahiChura of Bihar call 844-844-5504 and book your favorite vehicle.


    Makar Sankranti is known as the festival of sweetness. Before the arrival of Makar Sankranti market starts to decorate with till gut, motiladdo, till ladoo, gudbadamchura, etc.

    The morning of this festival starts with taking a holy bath in the river. A special food is prepared on this day which the whole family and friends enjoy together.

    They have a fair in which there are idols of the Goddess they believe in, people visit to see these idols, and the best-decorated idol is awarded at last.

    Many other programs are too held at that same fair. Children enjoy this festival while flying colorful kites. To experience Jharkhand on this Makar Sankranti hire a cab with Chiku Cab.


    The celebration of Makar Sankranti is similar in Maharashtra and Goa. Women visit each other’s place and exchange kumkum and turmeric along with Gielgud.

    Family members fly kites on their terrace and proper arrangements of food and music are done. So, that flying kites become more entertaining.

    Many competitions are held between women during Makar Sankranti. All the sweet dishes are prepared a day before Makar Sankranti.

    To celebrate Makar Sankranti this year in Goa reserve an outstation taxi on rent with Chiku Cab.


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    Makarvilakku is the Makar Sankranti of Kerala. Makarvilakku, if these two terms are separated then it becomes ‘Makar’ and ‘Vilakku’.

    The meaning of Makar is Malayalam month and the meaning of Vilakku is a lamp. When both combine together it means makar month’s lamp.

    Makaravillaku celebrations start in Kerala after seeing Makara Jyothi at Sabarimala, Kerala. For centuries Sabarimala attracts thousands of pilgrims from India mostly from south Indian states as it is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Kerala.

    The Lord worshipped there is Lord Ayyappa or Dharma Sastha. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa create harmony between Vaishnavites and Shaivites. To worship Lord Ayyappa on this auspicious day book a comfortable ride on rent.


    Orissa is considered to be one of the most religious states in the world.  Everyone celebrates this festival mainly in Odisha.

    Because the occasion comes right after the rice harvest in Odisha is over. In particular, this festival is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm among all. On this day Odisha people worship Lord Sun.

    It is believed that if a bath is taken in rivers or ponds and prayers are done at temples on this day will clean sins and reduces suffering.

    That’s why Makar Sankranti is considered a very auspicious festival. Fairs are also organized on this day which has many cultural programs and games.

    The Kite flying competition is the main event of this day. Reserve a taxi with Chiku Cab to celebrate the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti at Orissa.

    Madhya Pradesh

    In many cities of Madhya Pradesh, people take a holy bath in the river on Makar Sankranti. During this time devotees offer prayers to the Lord Sun and donate sesame seeds.

    Many other religious works are also done on this day. Many big committees organize fairs on this day. The traditional fair has many games for kids, competitions like kite flying, rangoli making, etc. many other programs.

    This festival is celebrated the whole day and starts in the early morning. This festival of Makar Sankranti brings joy to all age groups from kids to old age. To visit Madhya Pradesh hire a taxi with Chiku Cab.


    Isn’t it amazing! One festival celebrated with so many different traditions and rituals all over India. Makar Sankranti has great cultural, historical, and spiritual significance.

    To declare the end of the winter season this festival is celebrated. From this day, the days are going to be longer and nights shorter as the sun moves towards the southern hemisphere.

    Lord Sun is worshipped all over India on this day and taking bath in the Holy River is considered to get one free from diseases and sins. To enjoy this festival in any part of India just call us at 844-844-5504 and book a spiritual ride for your family.




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