Importance Of Sesame Seeds in Makar Sankranti

Massaging With Sesame Oil

The festival of Makar Sankranti is deemed to be incomplete without the customary bath at the river.

Sesame Offering

The festival is incomplete without the customary offering of sesame and jaggery that is to be made in a traditional copper vessel. This act has to be performed by Brahmins.

Use Of Sesame In Sacred Pyre

Tradition has it that the use of sesame seeds by putting the same in the sacred pyre symbolizes a prosperous future. This also keeps the fire burning in all its vigour. Hence, on this auspicious festival, it is ensured that this ritual is carried out.

 Use Of Sesame In Face Pack

As this festival is celebrated in the peak of winter season, it is obvious that during this season the skin gets very dry. Hence, use of the homemade sesame face packs is encouraged as a part of the festivity surrounding Makar Sankranti.

Sesame In Food

In the process of getting sesame to the platter, it is made into the form of gajak or rewri. Apart from its healthy and nutritional nature, this is something that will definitely appeal to your taste buds.

Sesame Donation

As stated above, sesame is considered to be very auspicious as per Hindu traditions. Thus, it is believed that by donating sesame seeds, you are wishing the other person good luck. 

Worship Of The Red Cow With Sesame

This is an essential part of the festivity that surrounds this festival. As per Hindu beliefs, it is a well-established fact that the harvest has been made possible only because of the support and help from the cow.

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