Kumbha Sankranti



Kumbha Sankranti, Kumbha Samkranti, marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Kumbha to Meena or from Aquarius to Pisces. In 2015, the date of Kumbha Sankranti is February 13. Time is at 9:48 AM on February 13. There are 12 Sankranthis in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Kumbha Sankranti is the second last in the cycle. It is an auspicious day for many communities in eastern parts of 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.