New Delhi Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Makar Sankranti 2021 is one of the most auspicious festivals of Hindus. Every year on 14 January, this festival is celebrated to bid farewell to the winter season and the arrival of spring is considered.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated by different names across the country like Punjab and Haryana, but it is known as Lohri, in southern India, it is known as Pongal, while in Gujarat and other parts it is called Makar Known as Sankranti.

On this day, people across the country celebrated the festival by flying kites with family and friends. Now since Makar Sankranti 2021 is around the corner, we have brought you the list of Do’s and Dont, which you should keep in mind while celebrating this festival.

worth doing

1. Donate sesame, jaggery, black colored cloth, ata, ghee, pulses to poor and needy people

2. Make some puris (fried small chapattis) in mustard oil and feed black dogs.

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3. Divide two equal parts of black sesame. Donate a part of it to the needy people and get others to prepare the dish.

4. Cook khichdi with urad dal and offer it to God. It should be consumed on this day.

5. After taking bath in the morning pray to Lord Surya. According to Hindu mythology, people should spend maximum time under the sun to prevent any infection.

6. Use soft cotton thread instead of nylon thread for the kite and if you see an injured bird, take it to the nearest animal welfare center.

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what not to do

1. Avoid flying kites near birds’ nests.

2. Keep yourself away from any kind of intoxication such as cigarettes, alcohol, gutkha etc. Also, do not consume spicy food.

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3. Do not consume garlic, onion or meat on this day. Also, avoid using abusive words to anyone.

4. Avoid congestion areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

5. Avoid eating in the morning without bathing on this day.

6. Do not send beggars empty handed. Donate them something like mole, food, clothes, etc.

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Niharika Sanjeev