3 Foods You Must Donate This Makar Sankranti
- Tavishi Dogra
Updated : January 27, 2022 14:01 IST
Why food donation on Makar Sankranti has significance? Know what things must be donated on this auspicious day.
The festival of Makar Sankranti has great significance in Hinduism, and its celebration is dedicated to the Solar Deity. It's also believed that this day marks the end of the winter season. So the night starts getting shorter from this day, and the days start getting longer. On the day of Makar Sankranti, people pray to Lord Surya by offering Arghya to please him. The festival of Makar Sankranti is observed on 14th January every year. It is believed that by doing charity on the day of Makar Sankranti, one gets a hundred times its result. Also, bathing in the Ganges on this day has special significance. So let us know which three foods you should donate to this Makar Sankranti to get maximum results.
Khichdi is prepared and donated in several homes on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Do you know why? Because it's believed that donating khichdi on this day gives a hundred times its virtue and brings happiness and peace to the house. So if you are planning to donate, prepare it by mixing black urad dal and rice. If planning to donate raw khichdi, you can add rice, urad dal, salt, ghee and turmeric by keeping them in other utensils.
In astrology, the donation of jaggery is given particular importance on the day of Makar Sankranti. Do you know why? Because it is one of the favourite foods of Solar Deity, its donation destroys poverty in the house. Hence it is believed that there won't be any shortage of money in your home. So you can donate jaggery-sesame ladoos (gud til ke ladoo) on Makar Sankranti.
Makar Sankranti, also known as Til Sankranti, is the end of Kharmas and the beginning of auspicious works; hence sesame and jaggery laddoos are eaten to commemorate this. They are delicious and full of qualities. Sesame donation is extraordinary in religious texts and has special significance on this day.
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