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Sankranti celebrated with fervour in city
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Sankranti celebrated with fervour in city

January 15, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Makara Sankranti, the harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God, was celebrated with religious fervour across the city and in villages. Although the grandeur was not on par with previous years, a large number of women were seen visiting houses, performing the practice of Ellu Birodhu, which involves carrying a…

Makara Sankranti Markets abuzz with brisk business
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Makara Sankranti Markets abuzz with brisk business

January 13, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Ahead of Makara Sankranti, an important harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God, people thronged the markets across the city and residential areas this morning to shop for the festival, which will be celebrated tomorrow. Large number of buyers, particularly women were seen flooding the Devaraja Market to buy each individual ingredients of yellu-bella,…

When Bovines jump across Flames
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When Bovines jump across Flames

January 16, 2020

Kichchu haisuvudu, Laksha Deepotsava mark Makara Sankranti Mysuru: Makara Sankranti was celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent yesterday which marked the shift of the Sun into ever-lengthening days. The festival is a seasonal observance as well as a religious celebration. It is a solar event making it one of the few Hindu festivals…

Sugarcane stalks invade Mysuru footpaths
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Sugarcane stalks invade Mysuru footpaths

January 13, 2020

Mysuru/Mysore: Makara Sankranti is celebrated all across Karnataka State in the month of January to mark the first day when the sun is transiting into the Capricorn, also known as Makara, tenth sign of the Zodiac. Sankranti festival also marks the end of the month when the winter solstice, which is referred to as the …

Makara Sankranti: Markets, shops abuzz with buyers
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Makara Sankranti: Markets, shops abuzz with buyers

January 14, 2019

Mysuru: People thronged  markets across the city and in residential areas this morning to shop for Makara Sankranti festival that will be celebrated tomorrow. The Devaraja Market witnessed heavy rush as large number of people flooded the market  to buy vegetables, fruits, flowers, jaggery, puja materials, sugar candy and yellu-bella, a special mixture of sesame…

Sankranti in Mysuru: The first festival of the year celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety
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Sankranti in Mysuru: The first festival of the year celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety

January 16, 2018

Mysuru: With women and children dressed in traditional attires visiting temples in the morning and distributing ‘Yellu-Bella’ to friends and relatives in the evening, Mysureans celebrated Makara Sankranti (Harvest Festival), the first festival of the year with traditional fervour and gaiety. As part of the festival, people visited various temples in city and offered puja…

Makara Sankranti festival tomorrow: Heavy rush at city markets
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Makara Sankranti festival tomorrow: Heavy rush at city markets

January 14, 2018

Mysuru: With Makara Sankranti tomorrow, a heavy rush was seen at Devaraja and other markets in city this morning with people eager to buy sugarcane stalks, fruits, vegetables, flowers and the most essential item yellu-bella (a mixture of jaggery, copra, roasted gram and peanuts). However, there was not much of a rise in price of…

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