Maghe Sankranti

People gathering at the side of the river to take a bath

Maghe Sankranti is one of the popular Nepalese festival which is also called Makar Sankranti. The people of Nepal celebrates on the 1st of Magh (Nepali date). People of Nepal believe that this day is the change of season and welcoming summer. Maghe Sankranti festival is the festival of God, Sun. It is also known as the symbol of power, wisdom. During this day people will have Chaku, Tilko Laddu, Tarul and ghee that we can see in most of the houses.

On this day people also go and take a bath in the rivers like Devghat, Dolalghat, Baraha Kshetra, Ridi (Kaligandaki river), The Sachi Tirtha at Trivenighat and other rivers are famous for taking a bath with spiritual purpose. Many devote from India come here for a holy dip in the river. People of Terai region are more likely to celebrate it. Maghe Sankarnti is also known as Makar Sankranti. Maghe Sankranti is also called as Maghi. Maghi is the New Year of Tharu community of Nepal and also been declared as the National festival of Nepal. Tharu people celebrate it with their family together, celebrate with dance and have a delicious feast.