Vrischika Sankranti

Vrischika Sankranti or Vruschika Sankramanam commemorates the transition of Sun from Vrishchik Rasi (Scorpio Zodiac) to Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius Zodiac). This year Vrischika Sankranti fell on the 16th of November. The word Sankranti basically denotes a lot of good changes. Vrischika Sankranti holds different significances in various parts of India. For instance, Vrischika Sankranti marks the commencement of Karthigai Masam in the Tamil calendar and Vrischika Masam in the Malayalam calendar. A number of rituals such as Vishnu Puja, Daan and Sankraman Snan are observed on Vrischika Sankranti. People also worship Surya Bhagwan and chant Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam, Suryashtakam and Aditya Hrudayam on the auspicious day.

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