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Mithuna Sankranti

Mithun Sankranti, also known as Aashadh Sankranti, marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Vrishabha Rashi to Mithuna Rashi (Taurus to Gemini). There are 12 Sankranthi in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Mithuna Sankranti is the last cycle in the Uttarayana period. In 2024, the date of Mithun Sankranti is June 15. Time from 7:20 AM of June 15.

‘San’ means plenty and good and ‘Kranti’ means radical change and Sankranthi means plenty of good change.

Raja Sankranti is observed during the period in Odisha. The rainy season starts in some parts of Indian during the Mithuna Sankranti.

Dakshinayana starts with the end of Mithun Sankranti in South India.