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Simha Sankranti

Simha Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s transition from Karka Rashi to Simha Rashi (Cancer Zodiac to Leo Zodiac)o. There are 12 Sankranthi in a Hindu Solar Calendar and Simha Sankranti is the fifth in one cycle. It is an auspicious day for many communities in Orissa and South India. In 2024, the date of Simha Sankranti is August 17. Time is at 10:09 PM on August 17.

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