5 things you must do on Makar Sankranti
The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement in our country. The festival is celebrated the summer solstice. The day to worship the sun god is a ritual. According to astrology if special measures are taken to please the Sun god, it guarantees to open the doors of fortune for you.
Have a look at the 7 special measures to be taken on Makar sankranti:
1. Chant this Mantra
Chant ऊँ घृणि सूर्याय नम:
This will rid you of all the troubles that you might face from the sun.
2. Surya Namaskar
Start your day by offering holy water and cow’s milk to the sun god in a copper utensil. Adding red colour flowers to the water will be more auspicious. Adressing the sun in this manner will take away all your tensions and open the doors of destiny.
It is a ritual to donate on this day. According to the scriptures the donations on this day are known to come back by a hundredfold. If you want the luck to be with you on this then donate blankets, warm clothing, butter, cereals - rice porridge etc.
4. Offer to the water
Pour jaggery and raw rice into the water. To please the sun god, eat cooked rice mixed rice with milk and jaggery. Sun god will be pleased and shower blessings on you.
5. Pray to the Sun god
After taking a bath early in the morning, face east and put up a statue or a picture of the sun god in front of you. Offer red flowers and chant the following mantra at least 5 times.
ऊँ भास्कराय नम:
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