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Rajasthan observes Makar Sankranti with fervour

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Monday as people made a beeline for temples, gave charity and flew kites at several places of the state.

The believers took holy dips in Ajmer's Pushkar Sarovar and Galta Tirth here and offered prayers to Sun God. They distributed sweets and other items among the needy.

lovers dotted the skyline of the pink city with colourful kites.

also enjoyed flying kites at his residence here.

marks the end of the month and beginning of longer days.

The sale of kites was at its peak on Sunday night as enthusiasts lined up for purchasing kites, 'manjhas' (thread) and sky lanterns in markets like Handipura in the walled city area.

"Lanterns are launched at dusk after flying is over. It is equally popular," said a trader.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:30 IST