When is Vrishabha Sankranti?, Vrushabha Sankranthi Date, Vrishabha Sankraman 2017, Brusha Sankranti Date
A sankranti is observed when the sun moves from one Rashi (Zodiac sun sign) to the next. This transition is known as Sankraman in Indian languages. Vrishabha Sankranti is the day, When the sun transits to the Vrishabha Rashi (Taurus) from Mesha Rashi (Aries).
Vrishabha Sankranti is also called as Vrishabha Sankraman in southern parts of India, Brusha Sankranthi in Odisha. People bathe in rivers, Worship sun god with Arghya and also perform their ancestors rituals like pitri tarpan. Vrishibha means the bull, and is another name for Lord Shiva’s transporter Nandi. This year, Vrishabha Sankranti is on 14th May 2017. Devotees specially visit Vishnu temples on this auspicious day. Usually sankranti day is known for daan and punya actvities. Godaan (donating a cow) is good for this day.
Vrishabha Sankranti marks the beginning of the second month in Hindu Solar Calendar. This month is known as edavam month in Malayalam, vaikasi in Tamil, jyesto in Bangali. For Vrishabha Sankranti, auspicious time starts before sixteen Ghatis to the sankranti moment and ends with sankraman time.