Makar Sankranti 2021: The holy festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated with pomp across the country. On this day, people wake up in the morning and go to the river bank. Tomorrow, on January 14, the festival of Makar Sankranti will be celebrated. On this day people take bath and worship Lord Surya. Performing charity on the day of Makar Sankranti is also considered auspicious. Khichdi is prepared especially on the day of Makar Sankranti. It is also accepted as Prasad. Khichdi is also considered the purest food. It consists of a mixture of rice, lentils and a variety of vegetables.
Know why khichdi is made on this day
The tradition of eating khichdi on Makar Sankranti has been going on for years. It is said that during the invasion of Khilji, the Nath yogis had nothing to eat. Then Baba Gorakhnath advised to cook dal, rice and green vegetables together. Since then, the custom of eating and preparing khichdi has been going on on this day. Khichdi is also accepted as a nutritious food. Khichdi is offered at the place on the day of Makar Sankranti. Khichdi is also offered in Baba Gorakhnath temple on this day.
Punar Kaal holds special significance on Makar Sankranti
Punya Kaal has special significance on Makar Sankranti. It is believed that by performing puja and charity etc. during the pious period, the full benefit of Makar Sankranti is obtained. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun God will enter Capricorn from Sagittarius at around 8.20 am. According to the Panchang, the auspicious time of Makar Sankranti will remain till sunset.
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