Sankranti is celebrated all over India with some regional variations. It is known by different names and celebrated with different customs in different parts of the country popularly celebrated in Karnataka (Sankranthi), Telangana (Sankranthi), Andhra pradesh (Sankranthi) and Tamil Nadu (Pongal), Uttarakhand(Makar Sankranti).
In India it is known by different regional names.
Makar Sankranti: Chhattisgarh, Goa, Odisha, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Jammu
Pongal, Uzhavar Thirunal: Tamil Nadu
Maghi: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. The day before, people of Punjab celebrate Lohri.
Bhogali Bihu: Assam
Shishur Saenkraat: Kashmir Valley
Khichdi: Uttar Pradesh and western Bihar
Makara Sankramana: Karnataka
Celbrate with Tilkut.Its is a sweet recipe which mostly popular in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Traditionally Tilkuts made in two different flavors like white tilkut in which sesame seeds mix with white sugar powder, Gur tilkut is made with jaggery and sesame seeds. Tilkut is generally prepared in my family on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
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