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Ghee Sankranti 2023: Discover Worship Rituals, Things to Donate, and Delectable Recipes to Prepare

Ghee Sankranti, celebrated on August 17 as Singh Sankranti, is a joyous folk festival originating from Uttarakhand, marked by sun worship, purifying dips, charity, and well-wishing exchanges.

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Ghee Sankranti serves as an occasion for people to exchange congratulations and well wishes with one another. (Image Courtesy- Unsplash)
Ghee Sankranti serves as an occasion for people to exchange congratulations and well wishes with one another. (Image Courtesy- Unsplash)

Ghee Sankranti, also referred to as Singh Sankranti is being joyfully observed today, i.e., August 17. This widely celebrated folk festival originates from Uttarakhand, holding special significance.

Singh Sankranti marks the moment when the radiant Surya Dev, the Sun God, transitions from the Cancer zodiac sign to Leo. A customary practice on this occasion involves taking a purifying dip in sacred rivers and offering prayers to the Sun God, accompanied by acts of charity. These observances not only bestow virtue upon individuals but also attract the benevolent energy of the sun while dispelling misfortune. Ghee Sankranti serves as an occasion for people to exchange congratulations and well wishes with one another.

And, as Ghee Sankranti has approached, here's everything you need to know about this auspicious occasion, including the traditional method of adoration, and a delightful array of dishes you can prepare to celebrate this day with zeal.

Ghee Sankranti 2023: Method of Worship

On Ghee Sankranti, devotees perform special rituals to express gratitude for the sun's energy and seek blessings for a bountiful harvest. Here's the traditional method of worship:

  1. Purification- Begin the day by taking a holy bath and wearing clean clothes.

  2. Decoration- Decorate the puja area with flowers, rangoli, and traditional decorations.

  3. Offerings- Light a lamp using pure ghee and offer flowers, fruits, and sweets to the sun god.

  4. Chanting- Recite mantras dedicated to the sun god, such as the Aditya Hridayam, to invoke positive energy.

  5. Arghya- Offer water to the sun god while facing the sun in the morning.

  6. Distribution- Distribute sesame seeds mixed with ghee and jaggery as prasad to family members and guests.

Ghee Sankranti 2023: Donation Items on Ghee Sankranti

After worshipping donate. On this day, as per your ability, you should donate ghee, jaggery, red clothes, wheat, money, copper utensils, etc. This will strengthen the Sun God in the horoscope, by which your bad luck will shine and there will be success in your work and an increase in the prestige of the post.

Ghee Sankranti 2023: Delightful Recipes to Prepare

Ghee Sankranti celebrations are incomplete without indulging in a variety of mouthwatering dishes made from ghee and sesame seeds. Here are some delectable delicacies you can prepare:

  1. Til Ladoo- These sweet sesame seeds and jaggery balls are a must-have during Ghee Sankranti.

  2. Ghee Roasted Vegetables- Prepare an assortment of vegetables roasted in ghee for a nutritious and delicious treat.

  3. Puran Poli- Enjoy this traditional Indian flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling, cooked to perfection with a generous amount of ghee.

  4. Sesame Seed Chikki- Savour the crunchy goodness of sesame seeds and jaggery in this classic dessert.

  5. Ghee Rice- A fragrant and flavourful rice dish cooked in ghee, loaded with aromatic spices and dry fruits.

  6. Sesame Seed Snacks- Create a medley of snacks like sesame seed-coated makhana, chana, and peanuts for a satisfying crunch.

Hence, seize the opportunity to engage in worship, express gratitude, and relish the mouthwatering delicacies that define this festive occasion. May this day bring joy, prosperity, and a bountiful harvest to your life!

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