Sankranti generally means the first day of the month. Thus, the first day of Nepalese month Magh is celebrated as maghe Sankranti.
Nepalese people including newars commemorate this festival formerly, with their family members. Newar people of Bhaktapur entitled this festival as ghya chaku Sankranti because of the dish, that they prefer to eat, that day. They set a Newari plate with ghya (butter), chaku( molasses), and sweet potatoes.
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