Makar Sankranti (This fast of Lord Sun is observed to get rid of troubles and to abstain from the cycle of rebirth)

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Makar Sankranti (This fast of Lord Sun is observed to get rid of troubles and to abstain from the  cycle of rebirth)

It is believed that Yashoda donated beetel (paan) on this day and as a result of it she got most capable son as Lord Krishna. It is considered most auspicious day for donation. Even Greeks and Romans consider it as a great day of donation. This festival of Sun in India is celebrated in different forms like as Lohari in Punjab, Paungal in South, Sankrant in UP and MP and Khichari in Bihar. Gods come to earth on this day. One should have bath in Ganga on this day.

Method Festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the Krishna Pratipada of Hindi month Magha. Generally this day falls on the 14th January of every year. Have food one day before it and that too only once. On the day of Pratipada offer Arghya to Sun after having your bath. Donate Khichari to Brahmins and poor people. Read Makar Sankranti Vrata Katha.



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