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Maghi is the Punjabi festival of Makar Sankranti. It is celebrated in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Tharu people of Nepal. It is traditional for all Punjabis to eat rice made in boiled milk ("kheer").

Celebration by Hindus[edit]

Hindus visit the Mandir and bathe in the Holy waters of the Ganges.

Celebration by Sikhs[edit]

Sikhs visit the Gurdwara as the day of Maghi is observed to honour the heroic fight of the Chali Mukte, or the Forty Liberated Ones, who sacrificed their own lives defending an attack by the imperial army marching in pursuit of Guru Gobind Singh. The action took place near a pool of water, Khidrane di Dhab, on 29 December 1705. A large gathering takes place in Muktsar known as Mela Maghi.

See also[edit]

Makar Sankranti