PM Modi wishes citizens on Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu, Pongal


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of the country on Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu and Pongal.

Taking to Twitter, The Prime Minister extended his greetings in a series of tweets.

Magh Bihu is a significant festival celebrated in Assam, also known as Bihu. It is celebrated on the first day of the month of Magh, which is Sankranti day. People offer prayers to Lord Agni Devta and express gratitude for a bountiful harvest.

Pongal is a four-day harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God.

To mark the festival, the Pongal sweet dish is prepared and is first offered to the Gods and Goddesses followed, sometimes with an offering to cows. It is then shared with the family.

Makar Sankranti is a festival in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the Sun deity Surya, while ‘Magh Bihu’ is celebrated with community feasts after the annual harvest takes place.