Makar Sankranti is an important Hindu festival dedicated to the sun god. It is celebrated every year on January 14. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day in Hindu culture and is observed with various festivities all over the country. One of the most special aspects of this festival is to donate and help the needy and poor. Therefore, on this day, many people donate useful things to the underprivileged. As you observe Makar Sankranti 2023, we at LatestLY have compiled a list of items you must donate on this day. Makar Sankranti 2023 Date & Recipes: From Puran Poli to Nolen Gurer Payesh; 5 Dishes To Celebrate Kite Flying Festival (Watch Videos).

Sesame Seeds

Makar Sankranti is also known as Til Sankranti, according to some scriptures. Not only is it auspicious to donate sesame on this day, but Lord Vishnu, Surya and Shani Dev are also worshipped with sesame seeds on Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti 2023 Date and Shubh Muhurat: Know Puja Vidhi, Significance and Celebrations.

Jaggery Laddoo with Gupt Lakshmi

Donating jaggery is believed to attract good health. You can donate sesame and jaggery Laddoo with a hidden coin inside, which is called donating Gupt Lakshmi.


Fruits are one of the most auspicious donations of all. It is nutritious and improves one's health. There is no better daan than Annadaan. Donating fruits on Makar Sankranti is one of the best things to do on the auspicious occasion.


Donating Khichdi on Makar Sankranti holds special significance. Many people donate Rice and Urad dal on this day.


One of the many rituals of Makar Sankranti is flying kites. Distributing colourful kites among kids on this day will spread happiness and joy among the little ones.

Donating helpful things to the underprivileged people on Makar Sankranti is very auspicious. But It is important to not do charity with the thought that one good deed shall wash away all your sins. Wishing everyone a Happy Makar Sankranti 2023!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 05, 2023 01:38 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website