Makar Sankranti is the first festival of a New Year, which usually celebrated with great fervor throughout the India. It is considered as one of the most auspicious day among Hindus. It also marks the transit of Sun from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana. In Ujjain, several people take participation in ritual bath in Triveni Sangam in Ujjain.
Time to Celebrate:
The day of Makar Sakranti falls on 14th of January every year, according to solar calendar.
To mark the ethnicity of festival Makar Sakranti in Ujjain, a grand fair is orgnaised, where lakhs of people come from different parts of the country to attend the ritual bath. It is believed that, if one will take the sacred bath in the Triveni Sangam of Ujjain, then the person will surely be free from the cycle of the death and rebirth. It is observed as the most sacred and auspicious festival in the country. Apart from this, donating khichri (a cooked mixture of rice and lentils) is also one of the important ritual of the Makar Sankranti Uttar Pradesh. The Fair is also popularly known as Magh Mela which continues for a month and ends on the Makar Sakranti day.