Daan – Makara Sankranti

The festival of Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the sun god. It is observed by Hindus on 14th January each year. The auspicious day marks the transit of the sun into the Capricorn, also known as Makara. The day also marks the beginning of Uttarayana, a six-month auspicious period.

One of the most special aspects of this festival is to do charity and help the needy and poor. People donate various items to the underprivileged. Some of the main items which are donated on this day include warm clothes, blankets, food, metal utensils and so on. For Hindus donation is an important part of one’s religious duty (dharma) and each person has dharma towards the society, the whole world and all the living beings besides his own family. Although we can do charity on any day of the year, the value of doing charity on this day is considered to be much more fruitful.

Through a simple act of donation (dana) you can spread joy among the deprived people and enrich your own self. So, donate on Makar Sankranti selflessly and increase the effectiveness of the dana.

Donation done on Makara Sankranti day prove to more fruitful than done on other day of the year therefore HBF appeals all our volunteers to donate some money to HBF Account.

Email hbf@hinducouncil.com.au
Call 1300 849 278

BSB : 062 004
Account : 10447020
Ref – Makara Sankranti

Hindu Benevolent Fund earnestly appeals to you to support us to support the community in need.

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