Significance of Til Sweets and Laddoos during Sankranti
|Til (sesame) sweets and laddoos are traditionally associated with the festival of Sankranti, symbolizing warmth, sweetness, and the promise of a fresh start as they are made during the winter season when sesame's warming properties are most beneficial.
|Sesame seeds are rich in nutrients and are believed to have health benefits, including promoting healthy skin and bones. They are also thought to provide energy, which is essential during the colder months.
|People prepare til sweets and laddoos by mixing sesame seeds with jaggery or sugar and sometimes adding other ingredients like peanuts or dry fruits to enhance the flavor and nutritional value.
|During Sankranti, families and friends come together to make and share these sweets. They are often exchanged as gifts, symbolizing the sharing of joy and the strengthening of bonds in the community.
|Alongside enjoying til sweets, people fly kites, decorate their homes, and participate in various cultural activities, making the consumption of these sweets a part of the larger celebration of Sankranti.
Traditional cards for Makar Sankranti
Modern art card showing spirit of Sankranti