Lohri marks the harvest of the rabi crops and the end of the winter solstice, that is, the onset of longer days and shorter nights.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14th or 15th of every year in the month of January. On this day people from different communities across the country consume sesame, rice, urad dal and jaggery in different forms.

If you are looking to conduct the puja this year, these are the items that you will need.....

Pongal usually means in Tamil 'to boil or 'boiling over' and is celebrated with the boiling of the first rice of the season consecrated to the Sun - the Surya Maangalyam.

On the occasion of Lohri and 352nd birth anniversary of 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin on Sunday.

Born as Gobind Rai, Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) is admired by the Sikh community as he founded the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699.