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Why do people wear black clothes on Makar Sankranti, know what is the religious reason

Many traditions and beliefs are associated with Makar Sankranti. One of these traditions is the trend of wearing black clothes on this day. In Maharashtra, black clothes are worn on the day of Makar Sankranti. Let us know the scientific and religious reason behind this.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated with different names in many states of India. In Punjab it is known as Lohri, while in Bengal it is known as Pongal. The name may be different, but the way of celebrating it is the same. On this day everyone flies kites together. On this day, sesame laddus and khichdi are made. Apart from all these things, there is also a custom in Maharashtra to wear black colored clothes on this day.

On the day of Makar Sankranti, people often wear colorful clothes and also yellow colored clothes which is considered auspicious according to Indian tradition, but Maharashtra is the only state where black colored clothes are worn on the day of Makar Sankranti.

Black color is considered inauspicious for any festival of Hindu religion. Due to the entry of the Sun in the north direction on this day, no trouble befalls the person and the person remains mentally and physically healthy, hence wearing black colored clothes is considered auspicious.

Reason to wear black clothes

According to Hindu religion, from the day of Makar Sankranti, the Sun becomes Uttarayan i.e. moves towards the north and it is said that from this day the winter season ends and autumn begins. It is said that before this day it is very cold. Black colored clothes absorb heat inside themselves which helps in maintaining body heat, hence from scientific point of view it is considered good to wear black colored clothes. Wearing black colored clothes also protects from cold.

Traditions related to Makar Sankranti

Many traditions and beliefs are associated with Makar Sankranti. There is also a tradition of making and donating khichdi of rice and urad dal on this day. Apart from this, sesame and jaggery laddus are also made on this day. On the day of Makar Sankranti, a tilak of turmeric or kumkum is applied on the forehead. The colors of turmeric and kumkum are considered auspicious and applying them on the forehead keeps the mind calm.

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