On this day the Sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius and hence it is called Capricorn Sankranti. The day when the sun moves in the direction of the deities is considered important for charity work and bathing. On this day people donate many items including baths. It is believed that donations to Makar Sankranti are received a hundred times more. Therefore, we should all donate according to our ability without wasting this opportunity on the auspicious occasion of this charity. Let’s find out what donations are made on this day.
According to the scriptures, Makar Sankranti is also called Sesame Sankranti and special importance is given to donating sesame on this day. On the day of Makar Sankranti, sesame seeds are worshiped along with Lord Vishnu, Sun and Shanidev. It is also considered very auspicious to donate things made from sesame to Brahmins. In fact, Shanidev used black sesame seeds to worship his angry father Suryadev. Pleased with this, the Sun God said that whenever he comes to Capricorn, he will be happy that Tila worships him and donates Tila. Donating sesame seeds on this day also removes the Saturn defect.
Donating a shawl on the occasion of Makar Sankranti is also considered very auspicious. On this day one should donate blankets / shawls to the poor or needy. It is believed that the blanket is associated with Saturn, especially the black shawl / blanket. This donation removes the ill effects of Saturn. If you wish, you can also donate a black and white blanket / shawl. This reduces the side effects of Rahu with Saturn.
In astrology, jaggery is considered to be the sun’s favorite object. This year Makar Sankranti is coming on Thursday, this time in Capricorn the Sun’s friend Jupiter will also do it. Donating jaggery in such a situation adds to its importance. In addition to donating jaggery, you should also eat some jaggery. Doing so will remove the defects of Saturn, Jupiter and Sun. On Makar Sankranti, you can donate sesame-jaggery laddu or jaggery-crumb laddu. So there is a tradition of donating these items.
Khichdi festival is considered to be the main festival of Makar Sankranti and donating khichdi on this day is also considered to be of special importance. On this day, rice and black urad dal khichdi are donated. The connection of urad dal goes to the mind of Saturn God and by donating it, the defects of Saturn are removed At the same time rice is considered a renewable grain. Donating rice gives you lasting fruits.
Makar Sankranti is also considered as a great gift of clothes. Donate a pair of clothes to the poor and needy on this day. Remember that these clothes should not be old, used or torn. Donating new clothes is always considered appropriate. It will be auspicious to donate yellow and black clothes on the day of Sankranti. Those in whose horoscope Jupiter is in the seventh house should refrain from donating new clothes themselves, they can donate through another person.
In astrology, Tupala is also associated with the Sun Guru. This time, the importance of giving ghee is further enhanced by the fact that Thursday is Makar Sankranti. Donating pure ghee to Makar Sankranti benefits you in your career. One gets all kinds of material facilities in one’s career and the path to salvation is wide.