Google India Search Engine appeared with a new look (new doodle, new logo) on Makar Sankranti 2011 (Kite Festival). The doodle symbolizes the colourful kites flying on the sky. It also symbolizes the ‘Kite Festival of Gujarat’ (Uttarayan Festival 2011). Google India usually changes its logo / doodle as per our nativity and culture during Indian festivals like Diwali (Deepavali), Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc.
Kite flying, cart races, Surya puja, Vishnu puja, Sri Krishna Puja are the most observed rituals on Sankranti.