Bhubaneswar, Jan 14: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Thursday.
Naveen took to his Twitter and said, “Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the people of the state on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.”
He also urged people to celebrate the festival with adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated by Indians. The day is dedicated to the Sun God, and is also known by different names such as Makara Sankranti or Maghi. The day marks the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn). Kite flying is also a major part of Makar Sankranti. Devotees take holy dips in rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery as it is believed this washes away their sins.