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    • A month-long fair is held around Makar Sankranti at Dadhia in Mongalkote PS. There is a Nangteswar Shiva fair during Maha Shivaratri at Babladihi.Purba Bardhaman district-Wikipedia
    • Ganga Sagar Mela coincides with the Makar Sankranti, and hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims converge where the river Ganges meets the sea to bathe enmasse during this fervent festival.West Bengal-Wikipedia
    • Makar Sankranti is a festival where people of Gujarat fly kites.Gujarat-Wikipedia
    • Thousands of pilgrims visit the place in winter every year, especially on the Makar Sankranti day for a holy dip in the sacred kund which is believed to wash away one's sins.Parashurama-Wikipedia
    • Kumbhamela is another major pilgrimage on the eve of the solar festival Makar Sankranti.Hinduism-Wikipedia
    • Haridwar most recently hosted the Purna Kumbh Mela from Makar Sankranti (14 January 2010) to Vaishakh Purnima Snan (28 April 2010).Uttarakhand-Wikipedia

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