Today, Makar Sankranti is being celebrated across the country. Khichdi is also popular on this occasion. Why is khichdi made on this occasion? Since when the trend of eating it started, let’s find out here.
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Today, January 14 across the country Makar Sankranti The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Donation and bath have special importance on this occasion. People go to places like Haridwar and Prayagraj to bathe in the Ganga on this day. Khichdi is popularly prepared and eaten on this day. Donating khichdi on this day is also considered very auspicious. According to astrology, Sun enters Capricorn on this day. But do you know why khichdi is made and eaten on this day? Who invented it? Let’s find out here.
Interesting story behind making khichdi
Many traditional dishes are prepared on Makar Sankranti but Khichri is popularly eaten. There is an interesting story behind why khichdi is eaten on this occasion. Baba Gorakhnath has a famous story about the tradition of eating khichri on Makar Sankranti. In fact, when Alauddin Khilji invaded India, there was a stir in the whole country. Due to the war Nath Yogis did not have time to cook food. Due to this he became weak day by day.
In this situation, Baba Gorakhnath thought of a solution that why not make a dish by mixing lentils, rice and vegetables. All these things are mixed and cooked, then a very tasty dish is prepared. It took very little time to make. Apart from this it is also a very healthy food. Baba Gorakhnath named this dish Khichdi. Makar Sankranti is celebrated after the war with Alauddin Khilji. Khichdi is prepared and distributed on this day. Since then, the tradition of making khichdi started on this day.
Eating khichdi is very beneficial for health. It helps in keeping the digestive system healthy. It is very light to eat. If you want to eat something light and healthy, you can eat khichdi. It helps detox the body. It helps in quick weight loss. You can also eat curd and khichdi to deal with indigestion and constipation problems.