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Vrischika Sankranti is a sacred day that marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from the Tula (Libra) Rashi to the Vruschika (Scorpio) Rashi. Vrischika Sankranti is also named as ‘Vruschika Sankramanam’. In Indian astrology, the Vruschika (Scorpio) Rashi occupies the 8th position. There are 12 Sankrati days in the year and each Sankranti day denotes the start of the new month in the Hindu calendar.
All 12 Sankrantis are considered favourable to do ancestral rituals (Shraddha and Tarpanam) and Donation (Daan-Punya) activities. Of these Vrischika Sankranti Festival is a highly auspicious day for Hindus in India. The word ‘San’ signifies ‘plenty’ and the word ‘Kranti’ indicates ‘radical change’. Hence the festival of twelve Sankranti is supposed to bring plenty of fortune and good changes in our life.
Vrischika Sankranti Date:
16 November 2016
16 November 2017
16 November 2018
16 November 2019
16 November 2020
16 November 2021
16 November 2022
The day of Vrischika Sankranti is dedicated to worshipping the Lord Sun. Hindu devotees pray to him to seek the blessings of Lord Sun (Surya Bhagwan). The day of Vrischika Sankranti is also favourable for Vishnu Puja and Sankraman Snan (Holy bath). The ritual of ‘Daan’ or donation during this day can be performed to gain maximum benefits. Hindu devotees also read religious scriptures like Vishnu Sahasranama and Aditya Hrudayam to bring harmony and warmth among people.
On this Sankranti the planetary shift of Lord Sun helps us to regain energy. This festival denotes the beginning of the ‘Vrischika Masam’ in the Malayam calendar and ‘Karthigai Masam’ in the Tamil calendar. Vrischika Sankranti holds great importance for Hindus and the rituals of Vrischika Sankranti is observed with enthusiasm and complete devotion.
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