The Hindu belief is that the transition period of the Sun from one zodiac to another is called Sankranti. Makar Sankranti (2022) is the period when the Sun leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. With the entry of Capricorn, the Sun becomes Uttarayan. After Makar Sankranti, the Shishir ( a season of winter) season begins, and Kharmas ends. Makar Sankranti is also called the Khichdi festival in the folk language. In many places, people also celebrate the kite festival on this day. On this day, people get up in the morning and donate food items made from sesame after taking a bath, etc. Also, people distribute Laddoos Made Of Sesame to each other. In places where there is a tradition of kite flying on this day, people fly kites with each other throughout the day and celebrate happiness.
Makar Sankranti 2022
Makar Sankranti has special significance in Hinduism. The time interval when the Sun enters from one zodiac sign to another is quite special. According to religious belief, that holy time interval in which bathing, donation, and meditation are received on camphor and appropriate is called Punya Kaal. According to the Kashi Panchang, Sun has entered Capricorn at 8:49 pm on Friday, January 14. Since Sun has entered Capricorn in the Pradosh period, according to religion, Makar Sankranti will be a special Punya period from sunrise to sunset on January 15, Saturday.
Makar Sankranti 2022: On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, bath in holy rivers and pilgrimage sites has special significance. The glory of the holy bath of Ganga Sagar on this holy occasion is also described in the Sanatan Dharma. After meditating on the rivers, those who cannot go to any holy river or place of pilgrimage take a bath by adding sesame seeds to the water at home. On the day of Makar Sankranti, happiness and prosperity are attained by donating black sesame seeds, sesame-made sweets, virtues, blankets, and clothes.
Let us see which items are beneficial to donate on the day of Sankranti.
Donation of urad khichdi
Donating khichdi made of urad dal and rice is considered most auspicious on the day of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that donating khichdi to the misery and poverty of the needy end in the house. Therefore, this day is known as the Khichdi festival because of donating Khichdi.
Black sesame donations
Sesame and jaggery have special significance on the day of Makar Sankranti. On this day, people distribute Sesame And Jaggery Laddus in each other’s homes and celebrate happiness. There is a tradition that laddus made of sesame and jaggery should be eaten on the day of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that by donating black sesame seeds, one gets freedom from Shani Dosha. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun enters the second house of Shani Dev in Capricorn, so we please Shani Dev by donating black sesame seeds.
Jaggery is believed to be related to the planet Jupiter and the Sun. Therefore, by donating jaggery on the day of Makar Sankranti, Surya provides the boon of health. There is also a special significance of offering Arghya to the Sun on the day of Makar Sankranti. On this day, everyone’s wishes are fulfilled by pouring jaggery in a copper vessel and offering Arghya to the Sun.
Pure Ghee gives freedom from all kinds of diseases. Therefore, by donating things made of Ghee on the day of Makar Sankranti, one gets rid of diseases. It is believed that donating pure Ghee gives success in jobs and business.
Makar Sankranti falls every year In The Winter Season. Many people do not have clothes etc., to avoid the cold. That is why donating blankets on the day of Makar Sankranti is said to have special significance. According to religious belief, donating a blanket to a needy person on the day of Makar Sankranti ends the defects of the planet Rahu.
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