Ghughutia is a popular festival celebrated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is celebrated in the month of January, usually on the 14th day of the month. The festival marks the beginning of the harvest season and is celebrated in various ways.
People living in the hills of Uttarakhand celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. On Makar Sankranti, people gather in groups and move around the village singing folk songs and dancing. They also exchange gifts and sweets. People also exchange colorful ghughutia (dried rice flakes) to mark the beginning of the harvest season.
The festival is also associated with many religious rituals and customs. People visit temples and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. They also take a holy dip in the rivers and take part in the ritual of taking ‘Ganga Snan’. People also perform ‘Aarti’ and ‘Havan’ and offer food to the gods.
The festival also has a cultural significance. It is celebrated with great fervor and people from all walks of life come together to celebrate it. People dress up in traditional attire and take part in various cultural activities. People play various traditional musical instruments, sing folk songs and enjoy traditional dance forms.
The festival of Makar Sankranti is an important festival in Uttarakhand and is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. It marks the beginning of a new season and brings joy and happiness in people’s lives.
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