Watch: Thousands take holy dip in River Ganga on Makar Sankranti

On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, thousands of people across India will take a sanctifying dip in sacred Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. Makar Sankranti, is observed in January every year is one such festival. The festival denotes the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) as it travels on its celestial path. A thick blanket of security cover has been placed at the famous spot.