Why do we eat curd-chuda and khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti? Know the beliefs related to it
The festival of Makar Sankranti is this time on January 15, 2023. According to the Hindu calendar, when the Sun enters the Capricorn sign, then it is called Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti has a special place in Hinduism. It is considered very auspicious to bathe in the Ganges, donate, worship and worship the sun on Makar Sankranti. There are many religious beliefs regarding the festival of Makar Sankranti across the country. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in many different ways in different parts of the country.
Makar Sankranti is known by the name of this khichdi in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. In Gujarat and Maharashtra, there is a tradition of celebrating this festival as Uttarayan festival while in South India this festival is celebrated as Pongal. Every year on January 14, the Sun stops its journey of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn, the sign of its son Shani. Then it is called Makar Sankranti. There is special importance in eating khichdi, curd-chuda and sesame laddoos and gajak on Makar Sankranti. There is a special tradition of eating curd and bangles in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Makar Sankranti. Let us know why curd-chuda and khichdi are eaten on Makar Sankranti.
Why do we eat curd-chuda and khichdi on Makar Sankranti?
On Makar Sankranti, there is special importance on the Ganga bath and sun worship, as well as curd, bangles, khichdi and ticket, which are eaten on this day. It is believed that eating these things on Makar Sankranti gives auspicious results. Paddy is harvested at this time only and rice is prepared from it. Then after cooking this rice in the form of khichdi, it is first offered to Lord Suryadev as bhog. Apart from this, on Makar Sankranti, the Sun God is pleased by offering dahi chuda. According to religious beliefs, eating curd-chuda and khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti brings good luck and increases respect in life.
Along with religious importance, eating curd-chooda and khichdi on Makar Sankranti also has scientific significance. From the point of view of health, curd-chuda and khichdi is light food which gets digested easily. Digestion functions properly by consuming these things.
Importance of Makar Sankranti
When Sun enters Capricorn, this day is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. On the day of Makar Sankranti, there is a tradition of consuming and donating things made of jaggery and sesame. Bathing, donating and worshipping on this day gives manifold virtuous benefits. Kharma ends on Makar Sankranti and auspicious work starts again. From this day, the Sun moves from Dakshinayan to Uttarayan. Uttarayan is called the day of the gods. Bhishma Pitamah had sacrificed his body only when the Sun was Uttarayan.