Makar Sankranti the festival of the new dawn of Gods is around the corner and people across India are all preparing to celebrate the festival.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the country in different ways and the cultural significance of the festival varies geographically as we move from one state to another, with every state celebrating and welcoming the new season of harvest in their own indigenous manner. Ahead of the festival, Markets are all decked up with variety of sweets and colourful kites. Despite the ban on nylon manja in the state, the demand for these manjas are high. Its sale and use is rampant in the city markets. Kite shops are crowded in areas like Kamal Chowk, Medical, Sakkardara, Gokulpeth, Birdi, Mahal.