Makar Sankranti is one of the most important festivals of the year. It is dedicated to Lord Sun. The festival is celebrated every year on 14th January. It is believed that donating something on this day brings us happiness and blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. One must perform charitable acts on this festival to have a good, fruitful year ahead. Donating sesame seeds, ladoos, khichdi is believed to be auspicious on this day.

We spoke to Professor, Astrologer, Dr. Anil Mitra, CEO, Global Foundation Of Astrological Science, and asked them to share what donation should one make as per their moon sign on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.


People falling under this sign should donate sesame seeds, sweets, khichdi, silk cloth, lentils, sweet rice, and woolen clothes etc. after bath on this day. 


On the day of Makar Sankranti, people of Taurus zodiac should donate urad dal khichdi, black urad, mustard oil, black cloth, black sesame seeds. 


Geminis should donate khichdi, black sesame seeds, umbrella, urad, gram flour ladoos, mustard oil to the poor on Makar Sankranti.


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People of this zodiac sign should donate khichdi, gram dal, yellow cloth, whole turmeric, brass utensils, fruits to the needy on this day.


On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, people of Leo zodiac should donate lentils, khichdi, red cloth, revdi, gajjak, etc. after bathing.


After taking bath in the morning on Makar Sankranti, Virgos should donate whole moong, green clothes, khichdi, groundnut.


On the day of Makar Sankranti, Libra zodiac sign should donate khichdi, fruits, sugar candy, woolen clothes to the poor. 


Scorpios should donate khichdi, blankets, sesame, and jaggery after bathing on Makar Sankranti. 

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Donate groundnut, sesame seeds, red sandalwood, red cloth to the needy. 


Makar Sankranti is one of the most important festivals for this sun sign because the Sun transits in this zodiac. On this day, you should donate khichdi, blankets and clothes. 


Donate khichdi, oil, and warm clothes on this day. 


People falling under this last sign of the zodiac should distribute groundnut, sesame, jaggery, and khichdi. 

Importance Of Donating On Makar Sankranti 

The expert shared that as per Bhagwad Gita, there are three types of charity - Sattvik, Rajas, and Tamas. 

  • Sattvik charity is done at a holy place without a desire for something in return.
  • Rajas daan or charity is done in return of a favour or with a desire for some fruit. 
  • Tamas daan is a charity given to any person without any hospitality at an inappropriate time and place. 

The expert shared that secret donation which is done without any deceit or selfishness is the best form of daan or donation. 

Donation Of Khichdi

Donating khichdi on the occasion of Makar Sankranti is considered auspicious. Prepare khichdi using rice and black lentils. Using urad dal to prepare khichdi is considered good because it is related to Lord Shani. Distributing khichdi to the needy on this festival helps in removing Shani Dosha. 

Donation Of Sesame Seeds

Makar Sankranti is also known as Til Sankranti and donating til or sesame seeds on this festival brings good results. 

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Donation Of Woolen Clothes

Donating woolen clothes, blankets to the poor on Makar Sankranti is auspicious. It helps prevent the negative effects of Saturn and Rahu. 

Donation Of Jaggery

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Jaggery is linked to Lord Brahaspati. Donating jaggery will help remove the ill effects of Saturn, Jupiter, and Sun. 

Donation Of Ghee

In astrology, ghee is connected to Lord Sun and Guru. Giving ghee to the needy will benefit your career. 

Donation Of Salt

Distributing salt to the needy will help in destroying any negativity in your life. 

Donation of Wooden Objects

According to Vedic scriptures, donation of wooden objects on the occasion of Makar Sankranti is considered auspicious. It helps you strengthen the planet Lord Shani in your horoscope. 

Donation Of Light

Light represents the sun and donating light to a needy family will help you strengthen the planet in your horoscope. 

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