Meena Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Meena to Mesha or from Pisces to Aries. There are 12 Sankranthis in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Meena Sankranti is the last in one cycle. It is an auspicious day for many communities in eastern parts of
. In 2011, the date of Meena Sankranti is March 15. India
‘San’ means plenty and good and ‘Kranti’ means radical change and Sankranthi means plenty of good change. Meena Sankranti day is of importance is Orissa.