Happy Makar Sankranti 2023
Makar Sankranti is a auspicious festival in both neighboring countries India and Nepal. During chilling winter season, people treat this festival like pause point of winter. People in north India take this opportunity as the day of festival and have bath in rivers. Every one seems happy to celebrate Makar Sankranti 2023. As per Panchang & Pandits , Makar Sankranti 2023 is on 15th Jan 2023. In astrology, on this day Sun God comes in Capricorn. It affects not only all the zodiac signs but also the whole environment and earth.
During this festival, major gathering can be seen on bank of rivers for ablution. On basis of Panchang and hindu religion books, there are major croud who take bath on this day. It is basically calculated very presised for this very day and time . Be it Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain, Varanasi and other cities situated on bank of pious rivers , everyone takes this opportunity and hugely benefitted as per Hindu religion. Such cold weather and fog seems no affect their motive. People enjoy taking bath in river stream. Many saints and pilgrims takes whole hearted participation in this festival.
Importance of Charity
Makar Sankranti is also well known for kite festival in many parts of India. Children take participation in various programs along with their parents and friends. Kites having different shapes , bright, colorful tied to string just swing in the wind here and there to play around. Everyone enjoy this show which is a memorable moments of their life.
As per Hinduism, on the day of Makar Sankranti, any beggar, monk, elderly or helpless person coming to home. We should not let him leave the house empty-handed. It is very obvious to provide them some food or money based on your ability. Because charity/donation is very important on this day. Also better way of charity to donate any item of sesame on this day.
People prepare a variety of sweet and savory dishes during this festival. Many dishes like Til Gud Laddoo, Puran Poli, Khichdi, Pongal, Undhiyu, Gur-Layia (Puffed rice with Gud), Gur Halwa, Til Patti (Gud/Sugar mix), Makar Chaula, Pualo, Payasama and more are some example . All such sweet memories just comes with a sweat smile at our face.
Happy Makar Sankranti 2013 !!