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PM Modi Extend Greetings on Makar Sankranti, Pongal & Magh Bihu

People in Assam celebrate Magh Bihu, and since it is observed with communal feasts following the annual harvest, it is also known as ‘Bhogali Bihu’

Ayushi Sikarwar
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Image)

Today, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, and Magh Bihu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his greetings to the nation.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the latter wrote, "Best wishes on Magh Bihu. I hope this festival deepens our bond with nature and furthers the atmosphere of joy."

In another tweet, PM Modi wished people on Pongal saying, "Pongal greetings to everyone, particularly the Tamil people worldwide. May this festival bring happiness and wonderful health in our lives".

"Greetings to all on the occasion of Makar Sankranti", he wrote in Hindi while wishing the country.

For those who are unaware, Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of longer days and the end of winter. This time frame, known as Uttarayan, is regarded as fortunate as per Hindu beliefs.

The festival is celebrated across the nation under many names, such as Pongal, a harvest festival observed with fanfare in Tamil Nadu. The four-day Pongal harvest festival honors the Sun God. The celebrations are marked by the creation of vibrant Kolams and the cooking of native cuisine.

In Assam, people celebrate Magh Bihu. It is also called 'Bhogali Bihu' as it is celebrated with community feasts after the annual harvest takes place. People began the day by gathering in a temple, offering prayers, reciting mantras, and beating up the drums. They also take a walk around the bonfire.

People in Assam celebrate Magh Bihu. As it is observed with communal feasts following the annual harvest and is also known as Bhogali Bihu. The festival begins with people gathering up in a temple to start the day with prayers, mantra recitation, and drumming. Later, they stroll around the bonfire as well.

Midway through January, the festival of Magh Bihu occurs. The cuisine, which is created from the plentiful grains left over from the harvest, is the festival's main attraction.

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