The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India, though different states have different names and distinct rituals and festivities. Popular actress Mouli Ganguly who is now playing the role of Mahasati Anusuya in &TV’s Baal Shiv talks about the various ways and rituals of celebrating Makar Sankranti in her hometown.
Mouli Ganguly, who plays the role of Mahasati Anusuya in &TV’s Baal Shiv, shares, “Back in my hometown Kolkata, Makar Sankranti is known as Poush Sankranti, named after the Bengali month in which it falls. This festival is stretched to three days, from the day before Sankranti to the day after Sankranti. All the sections of the society participate in the same worshipping Goddess Lakshmi. My favourite part of the festival is the variety of Bengali sweets made with rice flour, coconut, milk and khejur gur. The khejur gur used to prepare sweet is made from freshly harvested paddy and date palm syrup. Just talking about it makes me drool. I will miss the Sankranti celebration this year but try to prepare some delicacies and bring Kolkata home.“
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