Uttarayani Fair

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jan 16 2022

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Category: Asia, India

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When Surya (Sun) enters the Capricorn zodiac (14 January) it’s time for the festival of Makar Sankranti, in Uttarakhand also known as Uttarayan. That’s the time when the town of Bageshwar, at the confluence of the Saryu and Gomati Rivers, really comes to life. The biggest mela (fair) of the year in the Kumaon region is organized here during those days, attracting thousands of visitors. Early birds first take a dip at the confluence of the two rivers before Surya shows itself; then take a plunge in the waves of festival goers at the mela. This year omicron was one of them.

Photos of the week: Uttarayani Fair, Bageshwar, Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India 2020

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