Domuhani Sangam and Kharkai river bank teemed with devotees eager to take a dip in river water
Jamshedpur: Makar Sankranti was celebrated on Sunday with great fervor in the steel city. Although the traditional date for the celebration is January 14th, this year it was celebrated over a two-day period on January 14th and 15th.
Many people participated in the traditional rituals of taking a dip in the river and participating in acts of charity.
The Domuhani Sangam was crowded with people since early in the morning. It is also considered particularly auspicious to make donations on this day, and many people were observed giving according to their means.
Makar Sankranti, also known as the “Kite Festival” in many parts of the country, is a major Hindu festival celebrated in all parts of the country, as well as Jamshedpur with great zeal and pomp.
It was observed on the 14th and 15th of January this year in the city too.
Makar Sankranti, or the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn, is celebrated throughout India as the start of the harvest season.
The festival is observed in various ways throughout the country, but flying kites is one of the most popular ways to commemorate Makar Sankranti. In many areas of the city, the skies over were filled with colourful kites as children enjoyed the spirit of the festival.
Taking a dip in sacred rivers, such as the Domuhani Sangam, is another traditional aspect of Makar Sankranti.
Many local communities celebrate this festival as Tusu Parab. Tusu is one of the most important festivals of Jharkhand.
This year, the Domuhani Sangam was packed with people beginning early in the morning as they participated in this ritual, which is thought to purify the soul and bring good luck.
Many people also participated in charitable acts such as donating clothes, food, and money to the less fortunate on this day, which is considered particularly auspicious.
In addition to these traditional celebrations, various cultural events were held in different parts of the city.
Makar Sankranti is more than just a festival; it represents unity, harmony, and brotherhood.
For different Hindu communities, it is a time to put aside differences and come together to celebrate the bounty of life and the harvest season. People from all communities gathered at the river ghats to take a dip and to celebrate this joyous occasion, making it a truly inclusive and multicultural event.