Shri Mataji on Makar Sankranti:
“Today is the day where we celebrate the change of the axis of the Sun and that he moves towards the tropic of Cancer. Tropic of cancer is the one which represents the motherhood, the motherhood of the earth.
This tropic of Cancer has passed through quite a big area of land while the tropic of Capricorn has not. And the area through which it has passed it has created different beautiful manifestation of the mother qualities on this earth. We celebrate this change because the sun has now moved into the new dimension so that all over the world there will be the warmth of the sun.
Warmth of the sun represents the warmth of God’s love. This is the reason why we celebrate this festival by giving you some sort of a sweet made out of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are given because they are also heat giving and now as we are coming from the cold we come to the hot season in a way hotter season so to prepare you with that warmth of the Sun.”
January 14, 1987