Makar Sankranti : Why we eat khichdi on this day? know the reason here

The festival of Makar Sankranti is about to come.

It is said that the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated when the Sun God leaves from Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. In such a situation, this festival is mostly celebrated on 14 or 15 January. At the same time, this time Makar Sankranti is going to be celebrated on Friday

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Makar Sankranti : Why we eat khichdi on this day? know the reason here

The festival of Makar Sankranti is about to come.

It is said that the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated when the Sun God leaves from Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. In such a situation, this festival is mostly celebrated on 14 or 15 January. At the same time, this time Makar Sankranti is going to be celebrated on Friday, January 14. Let us tell you that Makar Sankranti is considered a special day of bathing in holy rivers and charity. In fact, donating black urad lentils and rice in addition to jaggery, ghee, salt and sesame has special significance on this day. Not only this, but on this day, urad dal khichdi is eaten during meals in many households as well. On this day, many people do virtue by putting up stalls of khichdi and distributing it. It is believed that by this one gets the blessings of both Sun God and Shani Dev. Now we are going to tell you about the importance of Khichdi on this festival.

What is the story- It is said that the practice of making khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti started from the time of Baba Gorakhnath. It is said that when Khilji attacked, the Nath Yogis did not get time to prepare food during the war and they used to go out for battle hungry. At that time Baba Gorakhnath had advised to cook dal, rice and vegetables together. It was ready immediately. It used to fill the stomach of the yogis and it was also very nutritious. Baba Gorakhnath named this dish Khichdi. After being freed from Khilji, yogis celebrated Makar Sankranti and distributed khichdi on that day. Since then the practice of making khichdi on Makar Sankranti started. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Khichdi fair is also organized at Baba Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur. Khichdi is offered to Baba Gorakhnath on this day and it is distributed among the people as prasad.

What is the religious significance - It is said that on the day of Makar Sankranti, Sun God goes to the house of his son Shani. Along with this, urad dal is considered to be related to Saturn in astrology. Let us tell you that by eating khichdi of urad dal, one gets the blessings of both Shani Dev and Suryadev. Along with this, rice is considered to be the factor of Moon, salt to Venus, turmeric to Jupiter, green vegetables to Mercury. Apart from this, its relation with the heat of khichdi is associated with Mars. In this way, eating khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti improves the position of almost all the planets in the horoscope.