Thousands of Hindu devotees on Sunday took a holy dip in rivers in Himachal Pradesh on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Large gatherings were reported at Tattapani, 52 km from here, and Manikaran, home to a Sikh shrine in Kullu district, for a holy dip in the Sutlej and Parvati rivers respectively, officials said.
Both Tattapani and Manikaran are known for hot springs with high sulphur concentration.
Likewise, the devotees took a holy dip in Vashist temple, located on the outskirts of the popular tourist resort Manali.
The temple is situated on the left bank of Beas river, also known for hot springs.