Makar Mela

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Time: January
Description : Makarmela is celebrated on Makar Sankranti with much gusto in Orissa (Odisha). The festival is dedicated to the Sun God (Surya). the festival is celebrated all over the state, the main action is centered at some places like Ghatgaon, Kalijai, Atri, Keonjhar, Jashipur and Jagatsinghpur. A good number of pilgrims visit these places during the Makarmela, thus making it one of the main events to be celebrated in these centers. The Makarmela is celebrated in mid January because it is the very time when the sun enters the orbit of Capricorn.

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