Mesha Sankranti: The Day Sun Enters the Aries Zodiac

Mesha Sankranti 2016

mesha and sun

  • Mesha Sankranti [13th April ] is also known as Maha Vishuva Sankranti.
  • According to Vedic astrology on this day the Sun enters Mesha Rashi or Aries Zodiac.
  • This day marks the beginning of the New Year in most Hindu Solar Calendars.
  • Various Solar calendars followed in India:
    Oriya calendar, Tamil Calendar, Malayalam Calendar and Bengali Calendar
  • They mark the first day of the year¬†based on this day.
  • Solar calendars follows different rules to mark the first day of the year.

sun in aries

  • Pana Sankranti in Orissa.
  • Puthandu in Tamil Nadu.
  • Vishu in Kerala.
  • Naba Barsha or Pohela Boishakh in West Bengal.
  • Bihu in Assam and as Vaisakhi in Punjab

Mesha Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta

Makar Sakranti Muhurat 2015

Punya Kaal Muhurta = 12:20 to 18:28
Duration = 6 Hours 8 Mins
Sankranti Moment = 19:58
Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 16:25 to 18:28
Duration = 2 Hours 2 Mins

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