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Makar Sankranti 2022: Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit and other celebrities send their wishes | Cultural news

New Delhi: The highly revered auspicious festival of Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path.

On this day, Surya Dev or Sun God is worshipped. Makar Sankranti is known by different names in the country. If the northern belt calls it Makar Sankranti or Maghi, then in Maharashtra it is called Pedda Pandaga, in Magh Bihu in Assam, Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Pongal (Thai Pongal) in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat.

To celebrate this auspicious day, many Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to send well wishes to their fans. Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar, Suriya among others shared their good wishes for the festival.

Take a look at their posts:

On this day, several fairs are held where social and cultural activities take place. Children participate in kite competitions, bonfires and delicious food stalls dominate the festival. Usually, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14, but sometimes due to the transition to Sun (Surya) position, it falls a day later i.e. January 15 respectively.

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