Uttarayana  Sankranti – Ganga Sagar Mela  -Pithey-Puli-Payesh 

Celebrate with

Makar Shankranti, A major fiesta celebrated in various parts of India. In Bengal it is Poush Shankranti and in some cases is also called as Poush Parbon, and it’s the finishing of Bengali Calendar The month of “Poush”.  For all Hindu Bengalis its auspicious period.


During this period Hindus and Bengalis prepare sweet consisting of Rice , Khejur Gur – Patali Gur , Milk and Khoya etc   and these ingredients are available in plenty during the winter  . Most of these sweets get a name “Pitha “   . Some of the Sweets / Mishti are “Patishapta, Puli, Dudh Puli “. Plenty of other varieties of Pithe, Puli and Payesh are made and in most of the sweets, Patali Gur or Khejur Gur or Nolen Gur is incorporated.


Apart from Pithey-Puli-Payesh Bengali Home is decorated with Alpona .

Cows are being worshipped and fed and many more more rituals are followed .

Makar Shankaranti or Shankaranti is considered as auspicious day for Hindu people all over the world and is celebrated and followed through various traditions.

During this period at Ganga-Sagar a place in West Bengal   (Confluence of Ganga and Bay of Bengal) a big fair takes place (Ganga-Sagar Mela).

Hindus from all over the world arrive @ Ganga-Sagar to take holy dip and wash their sins….. Like Kumbh Mela at Prayag or Allahabad where Hindus gather and take holy dip.

For the preparation of Pithe, Puli-Payesh etc you may find your ingredients at Bengali Online Store – 

Please collect your Patali Gur and Gobindo  Bhog Rice to avoid last Min Rush ….

For Ordering – Patali Gur – Buy Patali Gur and other Winter Specials

You may write to us –  for items from Bengal which are not listed in the website.

Happy Shankranti to all our Customers and Friends.