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12 lakh pilgrims take holy dip at Sagar on Makar Sankranti
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Around 10-12 lakh devotees have taken a holy dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in this West Bengal island considered auspicious by Hindus, a minister said.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:56:14 PM

Over 40 lakh take dip at Sangam on Makar Sankranti
Lucknow/Allahabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Around 40 lakh Hindu devout Tuesday took a holy dip in the holy Ganga at the Sangam - the point where the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati meet in Allahabad, according to official estimates.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:12:19 PM

American evangelist to skip Bangalore event
Bangalore, Jan 14 (IANS) Controversial American evangelist Benny Hinn cancelled his visit to Bangalore to participate in a five-day religious programme from Wednesday on the city's outskirts, a police official said.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:34:04 PM

India in festive mood, celebrates onset of harvest season (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) India Tuesday celebrated the beginning of its harvest season, with prayers, singing, dancing and feasting.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:42:15 PM

Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Eid, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu - Mumbai celebrates all
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Mumbai's landscape, never dull, harvested a rich crop of festivals Tuesday. Its skies were dotted with kites marking Makar Sankranti, Punjabis danced around the Lohri fires, south Indians churned up Pongal dishes, north-east Indians celebrated Bhogali Bihu, and Muslims celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:06:14 PM

Rallies, feeding the poor mark Milad in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Rallies, meetings, feeding the poor and blood donation camps marked Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed, which was celebrated Tuesday with gaiety and fervour in Hyderabad.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:10:04 PM

Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu celebrated Pongal, the harvest festival, Tuesday by getting up early, donning new clothes and visiting temples.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:02:19 PM

Andhra celebrates Sankranti with fervour
Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival, was celebrated Tuesday across Andhra Pradesh with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:24:04 PM

Prayers, holy dips mark Makar Sankranti in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) People took a holy dip in ponds, tanks and rivers and visited temples across Odisha as they celebrated the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti Tuesday with religious fervour and enthusiasm.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:14:03 PM

Thousands take dip in Himachal to mark Makar Sankranti
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Thousands of devotees across Himachal Pradesh took a dip in rivers early Tuesday to mark Makar Sankranti, considered a holy day.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:20:04 AM

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