Sankranti

Sankranti (Sanskrit: संक्रान्ति saṁkrānti) means transmigration of the Sun from one Rāshi (constellation of the zodiac in Indian astronomy) to the next.[1] Hence, there are 12 Sankrantis in a year.[2]

Each Sankranti is marked as the beginning of a month in the sidereal solar calendars followed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka, Punjab, Odisha, Mithila region of Bihar and Nepal. On the other hand, in the sidereal solar Bengali calendar and Assamese calendar, a Sankranti is marked as the end of each month and the day following as the beginning of a new month.

Important SankrantisEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Festivals, Annual Festival - Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan)". swaminarayan.org. 2004. Retrieved 25 December 2012. Sankranti means the entry of the sun from one zodiac to another.
  2. ^ "Makar Sankranti". hinduism.co.za. 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2012. There are 12 signs of the zodiac. There are 12 Sakrantis as well.
  3. ^ a b James G. Lochtefeld (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: A-M. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 351–. ISBN 978-0-8239-3179-8.
  4. ^ "Festivals of Orissa - Dhanu Sankranti". orissa.oriyaonline.com. Retrieved 24 December 2012. Dhanu Sankranti is celebrated on the first day of lunar Pousha month.
  5. ^ Qazi, S. A. (2005). Systematic Geography of Jammu and Kashmir. APH Publishing. ISBN 978-81-7648-786-3.
  6. ^ Ganhar, J. N. (1975). Jammu, Shrines and Pilgrimages. Ganhar Publications.

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