The festival of Makar Sankranti was celebrated with traditional fervour and religious gaiety on Wednesday. To mark this auspicious occasion, lakhs of devotees took dips in river Ganga and offered obeisance to the Sun God.
The festive mood was at high peak among the youth and children. Flying kites and shouting slogans like ‘ bhakate ‘ reverberated for the whole day.
Since morning, children were in high spirit and soon after the sunrise, the impatient kid went rooftops to fly kites of various colours. Whole sky was virtually occupied byr flying kitees in lakhs thwroughout the city.
Devotees in a large onumber thronged lthe shopsf of Laiya, flowers and other necessary items to celebrate the festival.