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Vrishabha Sankranti – Brusha Sankranthi

Vrishabha Sankranti, or Brusha Sankranti, is the day when the Sun enters the Taurus or Vrishabha in a traditional Vedic calendar. In 2024, the date of Vrishabha Sankranti is May 14. The Sankranti time is 9:39 PM on May 14. Vrishabha is the Sanskrit term used to refer ‘bull’, and is another name for Lord Shiva’s carrier Nandi. Vrishabha period starts on the day and continues for 30 days and the next one is Mithuna Sankranti.

Vrishabha Sankranti is known as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha and it also marks the beginning of the second month in Odia calendar.

The day is also an auspicious days for Vishnu devotees. Special prayers are offered on the day. In some regions special rituals are held.

Transit of sun from Mesha or Meda Rashi to Vrishabha Rashi (Aries to Taurus) is known as Vrishabha Sankranti.