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Dan Sankranti

Dan Sankranti is a unique ritual observed during the Sankranti in the month of Chaitra and Baishaka. The ritual is more popular in Bengal and eastern parts of India. The main ritual during the period is giving alms to the poor. Narayana (Lord Vishnu) is worshipped during the period.

Helping the poor and needy and offering food to the hungry during the period is considered meritorious deeds.
The belief is that those who observe Dan Sankranti will attain Moksha.

A story associated with Dan Sankranti is listened to during the period.