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Mithuna Sankranti

 

Mithuna Sankranti

15th
 

June 2014

(Sunday)

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Mithuna Sankranti

Mithuna Sankranti Timing

Punya Kaal Muhurta = 11:09 to 17:33
Duration = 6 Hours 24 Mins
Sankranti Moment = 11:09:21
Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta = 11:09 to 11:33
Duration = 0 Hours 24 Mins
 
Note - 24-hour clock in IST

Mithun Sankranti, also known as Aashadh Sankranti, marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Mithuna to Karka Rashi (from Gemini to Cancer). There are 12 Sankranthis in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Mithnu Sankranti is the last cycle in the Uttarayana period.‘San’ means plenty and good and ‘Kranti’ means radical change and Sankranthi means plenty of good change. 

Mithuna Sankranti Legend:

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated for four days because of an interesting mythological depiction associated with it. Goddess Earth or Bhudevi is the wife of Lord Vishnu who is known to experience menstruation covering the period of initial three days. The grand celebration is held in the form of Vasumati Gadhua, which marks the fourth and final day on which a prosperous bath is given to Bhudevi. Lord Jagannatha Temple in Puri consists of a silver idol of Bhudevi adorned with grandeur.

The four-day festival begins with the first day observed as Pahili Raja. Several traditional events are organized such as swaying upon various swings named as Ram Doli, Dandi Doli and so on. The second day is celebrated as Raja, which is simply known as Mithuna Sankranti. Basi Raja is the third day, which marks the completion of menstruation period.

 

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