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Makar Sankranti: A festival of Donation
On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankrati, bathing in Haridwar, Kashi and other spiritual sites have a great significance. This day, other than God Sun, Lord Vishnu is also worshiped. Devotees, who are not able to do this work at spiritual places, should take a bath at home. Remembering the name of the sites and the God staying there, with their full faith.
Worshipping Sun on Makar Sankranti
As per the classical story and legislation, while worshipping sun, Shwetark and flowers of blood color are significant. This day, together with worshiping sun, the offering given should also include these flowers.
Significance of Donation on Makar Sankranti
Today as per religious literature, donations are given at religious places. Everyone should utilize this time of getting good deeds. But, in scriptures it is mentioned that, if you are not able to do such things like donations, then there is no harm, but you should recall the name of god and drink the Amrit ras. Today, it is best for people to donate their ego also with Til. Also, on the day of Makar Sankranti, dedicating yourself ultimately to God, gives you freedom from wandering eighty four lakhs yoniyan(births in different forms).
Auspiciousness of Til on Makar Sankranti
The value of doing charity on the day of Makar Sankranti is much more significant as compared to other days. This day one should possibly donate food, Til(sesame), jaggery to poor people. Donating Til, sweet(ladoo) of Til, or other eatables made of Til is considered as auspicious work.
How to Make the Donations of Makar Sankranti Fruitful
Everyone should do charity on the day of Makar Sankranti, but all may not have same emotions behind their donations. According to our religious scriptures, 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 selflessly.
- Some people donate with an intention that after donation their wishes will come true. Or they think, if no donations are done this day, then there might be some wrong thing happening to them. Never do any charity with a thought that one good work shall wash all your sins.
- After doing any charity, never worry of the expenses put in donation, otherwise its fruitfulness will reduce. So, always do easy donation, which meet your level instead of borrowing or doing donation in some sort of pressure.
- Apart from this, to make your charity fruitful, the expenses done for donation should be from money of hard work and honesty. Using money or items for donation, owned through wrong methods can be inauspicious for you.