New Delhi| Jagran Lifestyle Desk: There are a total of twelve Sankrantis that fall in a year, Meena Sankranti falls in the last month of the Hindu calendar. As per the Hindus, this day is considered very auspicious. As per belief, on Meena Sankranti, planetary movement takes place in the zodiac sign Pisces. Also, in this month the Sun transits into this zodiac sign. To mark this day, devotees take an early dip in the holy river Ganges and worship Lord Sun to get freed from all the past sins.

When is Meena Sankranti?

This year, the Meena Sankranti will fall on March 14, 2021.

Shubh Muhurat timings of Meena Sankranti:

The Meena Sankranti Punya Kala will begin at 06:18 PM and it will end at 06:29 PM.

Significance of Meena Sankranti

On this auspicious day, the devotees get up early and restrain themselves from consuming onion, garlic and alcohol. This day is known as one of the most auspicious festivals in the Hindu calendar. On this day, planetary movements take place. The transition in the planets makes the day longer and the night becomes shorter. The devotees should chant mantras on this day, and they should meditate to calm their soul and mind.

Mantras to chant on this day:

*"Om Bhoor Bhuwah swaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat."

*"Om hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah."

According to Hindu beliefs, if the devotees offer their prayers to Lord Sun on this day, the negativity from their life goes away. On this day, the devotees should take a dip in the holy river Ganges. People also donate things to needy people on this day. It is believed that if the devotees donate things and help the needy people on this day, they get blessed with good luck and happiness.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma