Vrishabha Sankranti 2016 Date | Brusha Sankranthi 2016

When is Vrishabha Sankranti?, Vrushabha Sankranthi Date, Vrishabha Sankraman 2016, Brusha Sankranti Date

Each hindu solar month starts with Sankranti day. During the sankraman time sun moves from one Rashi (zodiac sign) to another. There are 12 Sankranti times in a year.

Vrishabha Sankranti is the time when sun transits to vrishaba rasi from mesha rasi. This month marks the beginning of the second month in Hindu Solar Calendar. In 2016, the date of Vrishabha Sankranti is on May 14. Vrishabha Sankranti is also called as Vrishabha Sankraman, Vrushabha Sankranti and Brusha Sankranthi in Odisha.

Sankramana Snana is performed on Vrishabha Sankranti day in many holy places. Pitru Tharpan and other Shraddh rituals are observed on this day. Surya Puja (worshiping sun), go daan, Visiting Lord Shiva and Vishnu temples are the other important rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti day. In Sanskrit, Vrushabha is referred to as bull. Lord Shiva’s vehicle Nandi is also a bull and religious scriptures indicate a relation between these two.

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