India is known as the world's festival capital, and 14 Jan. is no exception, as different parts of the country celebrate the harvest festival under various names. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people at harvest festivals and commemorated the Sun's northward journey.
A harvest festival is a celebration of the food that has been grown on the farm. Harvest festivals can be found at various times and locations worldwide due to differences in climate and crops.
Anand Mahindra, an industrialist, asked his Twitter followers for a comprehensive list of all harvest festivals celebrated in India on Thursday, claiming that he misses out "on one of them" every year while wishing people across the country.
From Shishur Sankraat in Jammu and Kashmir to Makara Sankramana in Karnataka and Uttarayan in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Mahindra Group chairperson tweeted a map showing the various names by which various states commemorate Makar Sankranti.