Hey guys! Today I am going to tell you about a very special festival it’s MAKAR SANKRANTI!!!
It is a festival celebrated in every state of India by a different name like Lohri. It’s a festival worth waiting coz kids and elders all enjoy it.
On this very auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, bathing in Haridwar, Kashi and other spiritual sites held great importance. On this day, other than God Sun, Lord Vishnu is also worshipped. Devotees, who can’t do this work at spiritual places, should take a bath at home. Remembering the name of the Gods stay your, with full faith.
As per historical tradition, while worshipping the sun, Shwetark and flowers of blood colour keep importance. On this day, worship the sun and give an offering of these flowers.
On this auspicious day as per religious literature, donations are given at religious places. It is suggested that everyone should utilize this time of getting good deeds. But, in historical writings it is mentioned that things like donations purify your soul and give you the confidence to help needy people, then there is no harm, you should recall the name of god and drink the Amrit ras. Today’s it is best deed would be to donate their ego also with Til. Also, on this day of, surround yourself ultimately to God, gives you freedom from wandering eighty-four lakhs yoniyan (births in different forms).
Doing charity on this day is much more significant as compared to other days. On this day one should donate food, til (sesame), Gur to poor people. Donating Til, sweet of Til or other eatables made of Til is considered as auspicious work.
It is recommended that one should do charity on the day of Makar Sankranti but it’s not necessary that everyone should have the same emotions behind their donations. According to our religious norms, no religious work is fruitful until you perform it with full faith and confidence. Also, it is very important that:
- Religious work should be done, pure heart.
- Some people have this belief that after donation their wishes will come true. Even they think that, if donations are not done on this day, then they might face some wrong events happening to them. It’s necessary for you to understand that never do any charity with a thought that one good work shall wash all your sins.
- After doing any charity, never think of the expenses done in donation, otherwise, its value will reduce, it’s necessary that donation should be done with open heart, as per your capacity; never do the borrowing or donation in some sort of pressure.
- Apart from this, to make your charity fruitful, the expenses done for donation should be from money earned by hard work and honesty. Using money or items for donation, earned by the wrong means can be inauspicious for you.
So, it’s necessary that you should enjoy this festival with pure heart and excitement that brings a smile on the face of other people apart from your loved ones. So, let’s take a vow that other than flying kites and enjoying sweets and precious time with your loved ones, try to bring a smile on the face of those who deserve a better life.