Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Date

Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Date

mithuna sankranti date

Sankranti is basically moving of Sun from one Rashi or Sign to another. Mithuna Sankranti is observed during Ashadha month and marks the beginning of the third Solar month in the Hindu calendar. Mithuna Sankranti marks the occasion of Sun moving into Gemini or Mithuna from Taurus which is known as Mithuna Sankramanam. It is one of the most auspicious occasions according to Hindu traditions and customs in South India

Sankranti day is good for charity, but on this day auspicious ceremonies are avoided. After Sankranti, you can perform all sacred rituals and auspicious ceremonies. All twelve Sankranti(s) in the year are highly auspicious for Dan-Punya activities. During Mithuna Sankranti gifting or donating clothes is considered highly auspicious.

It marks the onset of the agricultural year all across Odisha. People welcome first rains officially by celebrating this festival. Mithun Sankranti is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Odisha where the festival is known as Raja Parba. The festivities lasts for four days where devotees welcome the rains with joy and happiness. 

Devotes also offer prayers to Sun God and visit places like Haridwar, Rishikesh and other places of importance to take a holy dip in the Ganga river and offer water to Sun. Many devotes also observe Mithuna Sankranti fast to please the Sun God and ensure that the coming months of their life are more peaceful and happy. The Lord Jagannath temple in Odisha is decorated and devotees come to worship the Lord and his wife Bhudevi.

Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Rituals

On the day of Mithuna Sankranti 2024, the stones are decorated with flowers and vermillion. It's a popuar belief that the earth gets ready to receive rainfall. Swings are tied on the bark of the banyan tree, and girls enjoy themselves swinging on it is another ritual of Raja Parba festival. 

Poda-pita is a delicacy made with jaggery, coconut, camphor, molasses, and butter is prepared in Odisha, especially on Mithuna Sankranti. One should avoid eating rice and grains on this day.

Most Important Sankranti Names

Mithuna Sankranti
Karka Sankranti - Harela
Simha Sankranti - Ghee Sankranti
Kanya Sankranti
Tula Sankranti
Vrishchika Sankranti
Dhanu Sankranti
Makar Sankranti - Poush Sankranti
Kumbha Sankranti
Meena Sankranti - Phool Dei
Mesha Sankranti - [Solar New Year] / Pana Sankranti / Vishu Kani / Poila Boishakh
Vrishabha Sankranti

Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Date and Time

Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Date - Saturday, June 15, 2024

Mithuna Sankranti Punya Kala - 05:23 AM to 12:22 PM
Duration - 06 Hours 59 Mins

Mithuna Sankranti Maha Punya Kala - 05:23 AM to 07:43 AM
Duration - 02 Hours 20 Mins
Mithuna Sankranti Moment - 12:38 AM

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