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Makar Sankranti is an Indian festival celebrated at Magh( name of a month) 1st of Hindu Solar  calendar. It denotes the transition of the Sun into Capricorn (Makara Rashi) on its celestial path, and the six-month Uttarayana period. Hence this is also known as Uttarayana – the day on which the sun begins his journey towards the Northern Hemisphere.

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