Maghi is a vital occasion celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. It is also called as Makara Sankranti and is observed on the first day of Magh month in mid January.
Sikhs celebrate it to remember the heroic fight of Chali Mukte or forty Sikhs who sacrificed their lives for the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. On 29th December 1705, this incident took place near a pond, Khidrane di Dhab in Mukatsar. Therefore Maghi of Mukatsar is very famous and is held in for three days. Many people flock to Mukatsar and take a holy dip in the sacred water. At many places fairs are held.
The Hindus celebrate it by visiting temples and taking bath in Ganges. This month is considered auspicious by the Hindus as Bhishma Ashtami, Maha Shiva Rathri, Ekadashi and Rath Sapthami occurs.