#On Auspicious Makar Sankranti

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On This Auspicious Makar Sankranti

For Makar Sankranti, different beliefs are associated with all the states in our country. Although there is a lot of importance of Makar Sankranti donation, it has been going on in our Hindu culture from today and since ancient times. The importance of making and eating khichdi has been given more in charity. Apart from this, there is a lot of significance in donating to temples. The celebration of Sankranti marks the entry of the Sun into Capricorn.

Your Smallest act of Charity can make a difference and bring smiles to their faces.

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All Donations paid within India are Tax Exempted under the 80G Section of Income Tax Department, Govt. of India.


Tax Exemption Certificate Ref. No.: आ. नि. (छू.) मु. न./80-जी/1667/2007/2008-2009 Validity extended perpetually vide CBDT Circular No. 7/2010 dated 27/10/2010

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Charity on Makar Sankranti

The festival of Makar Sankranti is considered a festival of charity. On the day of Makar Sankranti, people think of the tradition of donating rice, urad dal peels, jaggery peanuts and donating them to wedding laddoos. Apart from this, the things made in the house are given to Brahmins and Pandits. Apart from this, people take the dishes made from sesame, jaggery, jowar millet, etc., to the home of their married daughters. This festival has been going on since ancient times. Apart from this, bathing in the Ganges is also considered of great importance. However, the most important of charity is that of food donation.

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let’s give warmth of love to the needy

It is said that donations made on the day of Makar Sankranti to Brahmins, Pandits, and temples get the fruits of virtue for many births. If you donate food on the day of Makar Sankranti, you get a hundred times its result if you do it in a temple or a cowshed.

The donation of sesame is significant on the day of Makar Sankranti. And by donating jaggery, the defects of Sunny Surya and Guru, these three also end. Apart from this, donating jaggery on the day of Makar Sankranti also reduces poverty in the house, and Lakshmi becomes abode.

Apart from this, women contribute 14 things of honey in many places. Our religious scriptures have also told that if new clothes are donated to a poor needy, he also gets many merits.

Donation benefits

etāvaj janma-sāphalyaṁ
dehinām iha dehiṣu
prāṇair arthair dhiyā vācā
śreya-ācaraṇaṁ sadā (BG 10.22.35)

Every living being should take the responsibility to perform welfare activities to benefit others with his life, wealth, intelligence, and words.

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Donation is good karma, but food donation to the needy is mahadan (generous donation). Donating food to the needy makes the world a beautiful and a better place for people to live.

Donate food to the less-privileged people and experience the sense of serenity and tranquillity in your soul and a connection to GOD. If each of us does the same, nobody will sleep on an empty stomach.

ISKCON’s Kitchens in

cities, towns, and remote villages have jointly served over nine crore meals and food packets to the underprivileged sections of our society since the lockdown due to the COVID crisis.

We take proper care of hygiene and follow safety measures while cooking, packaging, and distributing food kits to the people.

Utilise this rare opportunity to receive the blessings of Sri Krishna. You can donate to ISKCON Food for Needy to ensure that no needy people sleep hungry.

Please step forward and donate under the ‘Food for Life’ program (all donations are tax exempted under 80G).

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