• Amitabh Bachchan meets Narendra ModiNarendra Modi/Twitter
  • Devotees prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai.Reuters

Indians are in a festive mood celebrating Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Lohri and other harvest festivals.

While Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, Boghi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Magh Bihu in Assam. Uttarayan, which is also celebrated as Makar Sakranti in northern part of the country, is when the sun travels northwards, which marks the end of the winter season.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other celebs, including Amitabh Bachchan, Saina Nehwal and Mallika Sherawat among others have wished their fans and followers on this special festive day.

Check the wishes below:

Narendra Modi

I convey my heartfelt greetings to our fellow countrymen & women on the various festivals across the Nation

Amitabh Bachchan

T 1738 -HAPPY MAKARSANKRANTI !!! to all .. and what better way to celebrate than to be in Ahmedabad and be KITE FLYING .. #shamitabhMovie

Saina Nehwal

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

#MakarSankranti We share til-gud;sesame & jaggery.When we realise,we are like sesame seed,insignificant in Creation,Life becomes sweet(gud).

Ashoke Pandit

Happy #MakarSankranti ,#Pongal,& #Lohri . Loads of happiness & prosperity. #festivals

Mallika Sherawat

Kajal Aggarwal

Happy sankranthi!!! Lots of love to all..

Kavitha Nair

Bhogi.. Makara Sankranthi and Pongal wishes to all

Raai Laxmi

Wishing u all Happy Sankaranthi,Pongal,Uttaraayan God bless

Praful Patel

My best wishes on the festival of Pongal. May this bring prosperity to all across the nation.


Sankranti and Pongal are about expressing gratitude to all that makes our life. Get involved with life. Go out, feel the air, and celebrate!

Sangram Singh

Mere Sabhi DeshWasiyo ko ‪#‎MakarSankranti ki Hardik Subhkamnaye. God bless all

Digvijaya Singh

Happy ‪#‎MakarSankranti to you all.

Armaan Hussain

On the auspicious occasion of ‪#‎Lohri, ‪#‎MakarSankranti and ‪#‎Pongal, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all celebrating smile emoticon May these festivals mark the commencement of an era of abundance, prosperity and new opportunities.

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