What is Makar Sankranthi Called in Different States of India?

13 Jan, 2022 10:41 IST|Veena Pulapaka

The harvest festival is a religious and seasonal event honouring Lord Surya, the Sun God, and marking the passage of the sun into the Makara (Capricorn) Rashi (zodiac sign). The festival is mostly commemorated in India, although it is also observed by Hindus and Indians all over the world. The celebrations are called by several names depending on where they are held.

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The Makar Sankranti celebration is one of India's most important festivals, and it is known by several names in different states. People commemorate this festival by making various sorts of sweets and by doing so in a variety of ways. The Makar Sankranti festival is observed across the country, but the name differs from state to state. In this article, you can learn about the names of Makar Sankranti in various states.

Makar Sankranti's Names in the Different States

States

Makar Sankranti Names

Karnataka

Suggi Habba, Makar Sankramana, Makar Sankranti

Uttarakhand

Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan or Ghughuti

Andhra Pradesh

Pedda Panduga

Telangana

Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan or Sankranti

Madhya Pradesh

Makar Sankraman, Uttarayan or Sankranti

Odisha

Makar Sankranti, Makar Mela or Makar Chaula

Bihar

Makar Sankranti or Til Sankranti

Kerala

Makar Sankranti, Makarvilakku and Makar Jyoti

Maharashtra and Goa

Makar Sankranti, Maghi Sankranti, Haldi Kumkum

Tripura

Hangrai

Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka

Thai Pongal or Uzhavar Thirunal

Singapore, Malaysia

Uzhavar Thirunal or Thai Pongal

Gujarat

Uttarayan

Haryana

Sakrat

Himachal Pradesh

Maghi Saji

Punjab

Maghi

Kashmir

Shishur Sankranti

Assam

Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu

Uttar Pradesh

Sakrat or Khichdi

West Bihar

Sakrat or Khichdi

Mithila

Tila Sakrait

Pakistan

Tirmoori

West Bengal

Poush Sankranti

Bangladesh

Shakrain, Paush Sankranti

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