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Sankranti, the harvest festival, is celebrated in the month of Magh of the Hindu calendar and is known by different names in different parts of India. What is it called in Gujarat?
1. Uttarayan
2. Pana Sankranti
3. Lohri
4. Maghi

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Uttarayan

The correct answer is Uttarayan.

Sankranti, the harvest festival, is celebrated in the month of Magh is called Uttarayan in Gujarat.

  • Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India in various ways and the cultural significance of this festival varies according to different regions of the country.
  • It is known that Makar Sankranti is the first Indian festival that falls in the New Year.
  • It is one of the major harvest festivals that is celebrated on January 14, of every year. 
  • It is considered to be an important festival of the Hindu and is celebrated everywhere in the country in various cultural forms and different names.
  • Every region celebrates the festival in numerous ways according to the geographical area, culture, and traditions. 
  • Many people release a lantern into the air as a mark of the upcoming season, also called the Uttaryan celebration in Gujarat. 
  • There is no better place to celebrate this festival than the state of Gujarat. 
  • This state is located in the western regions of the country comes alive during the festival of Makar Sankranti, which symbolizes the end of the cold season and the beginning of the longer days

  • The festival is celebrated for two days:-
    • The first day is called 'Uttarayan'.
    • The next day is called 'Vasi-Uttarayan'. The people of Gujarat celebrate this glorious festival with Kites, 'Undhiyu' and 'Chikkis'.

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