Makar Sankranti 2023, Tula daa Importance: Makar Sankranti is a major festival of Hinduism, which is celebrated according to ‘Solar Panchag’. Makar Sankranti happens on that day when the sun enters Capricorn from Sagittarius while orbiting. This year Makar Sankranti is falling on Sunday 15 January 2023. Bathing, donation, worship etc. have special importance on Makar Sankranti. People bathe in the holy river on this day and offer Arghya to the Sun God. Along with this, on Makar Sankranti, one should definitely do charity and charity according to one’s ability. People donate many things like food, clothes, money, metals etc. according to their ability.
But Tuladan has special importance in all donations. It is believed that by donating Tuladan on Makar Sankranti one attains salvation and donation gives thousand times virtuous fruit. That’s why Tuladan is also called the solution of all kinds of troubles.
What is Tuladan
In Sanatan Dharma, Tuladan has been said to be a charity that brings good results. In this, a person has to donate grains equal to his weight. Tuladan i.e. donation of grains equal to one’s own weight should be done only to a worthy or needy person. It has been said in the scriptures that charity should never be done to the injured, it does not give good results. All wishes are fulfilled by Tuladan, a person enjoys happiness during his lifetime and attains salvation at the end.
How the tradition of Tuladan started
At the behest of Lord Vishnu, Brahma ji got Tuladan done to decide the importance of pilgrimages. Along with this, a story of Lord Krishna is prevalent from Tuladan. According to this, once Satyabhama donated to Narad Muni to establish her monopoly on Shri Krishna. Satyabhama realized her mistake when Narad Muni started taking Krishna. But Satyabhama had donated to Krishna, in such a situation, Satyabhama asked Narad Muni for a solution to get Krishna again. Then Narad Muni asked Satyabhama to donate Tula to Lord Krishna. Then Shri Krishna was placed in the scales on one side and gold-coins, ornaments, grains etc. on the other side. Despite this, the side of Krishna did not move. Then Rukmani asked Satyabhama to keep a basil leaf in the donation box. As soon as Satyabhama placed the Tulsi leaf in the pan containing gold-coins, ornaments and grains, it became equal to the pan of Shri Krishna. It is believed that, at that time, Shri Krishna called Tuladan equal to Mahadan, by which one gets freedom from all sins and gets virtuous fruit.
mSignificance of Tuladan on Kar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is such a festival, in which charity has special recognition and importance. On this day, everyone donates after taking a bath. According to the rule of Tuladan, Tuladaan should be done after bathing in the holy river on a particular festival. Tuladan should always be done on the Sunday of Shuklapaksha. In such a situation, this time on the day of Makar Sankranti, due to Shukla Paksha being Sunday, the importance of Tuladan will increase even more. Along with Tuladan, you can also donate the material related to Navagraha or Satnaj (wheat, rice, pulses, maize, jowar, bajra, savut chana). This will remove all the defects related to Navagraha in the horoscope.
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