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India celebrates Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu with zest

Amid the shadow of the third wave of COVID-19, people of India marked different festivals across the country.

People of the country celebrated Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Bhogi festivals with zeal.

Here are a few glimpses of the celebrations.

 

IMAGE: People hold kites as they pose for a photograph on Makar Sankranti in Bhopal, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A man plays a musical instrument as women celebrate Pongal (harvest festival), at Dharavi, in Mumbai on Friday. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Villagers watch the burning of the traditional Velaghor (Meji) (makeshift hut) on the occasion of Bhogali Bihu on the banks of Brahmaputra river, in Sonitpur on Friday. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Residents prepare traditional dish from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery as they celebrate the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal, in Puducherry, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Residents of Dharavi celebrate Pongal, in Mumbai, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A bull tamer attempts to tame a bull during the Avaniyapuram jallikattu as part of Pongal celebrations in Madurai, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Priests perform ‘Ganga Aarti’ on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival, at Gangasagar, in South 24 Parganas on Friday. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga river during Makar Sankranti in Varanasi, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Sikh devotees wait to offer prayers at Golden Temple during Makar Sankranti in Amritsar, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Devotees prepare traditional dish with jaggery as part of Makar Sankranti and Pongal festival in Bengaluru, on Friday, January 14, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Indian soldiers deployed in forwarding areas of Drass, Kargil district wish countrymen on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal and other festivals in Ladakh on Friday. Photograph: ANI Photo

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