--> Skip to main content

Mesha Sankranti

Mesha Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Meena Rashi to Mesha or Meda Rashi (Pisces to Aries). There are 12 Sankranthi in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Mesha Sankranti is the first in one cycle. It is an auspicious day for many communities in Odisha and South India. In 2023, the date of Mesha Sankranti is April 14. Time is at 5:04 PM on April 14.

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

Vishu in Kerala is observed during this Sankranti. Mahavishubha Sankranti in Odisha is also observed on the day.