New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Mithun Sankranti is festival that is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm across India, especially in eastern part of the country. This year, we will celebrate Mithun Sankranti on June 14. Mithun Sankranti is a day which is celebrated to mark the beginning of the third solar month according to the Hindu calendar. In earther India, Mithun Sankranti is known as ‘Asharh’ while it is called ‘Aani’ in southern India. In Kerala, it is called ‘Mithunam onth’ while in Odisha, it is known by the named of ‘Raja Parba’.

On the occasion of Mithun Sankranti, the sun transits from Vrishabha rashi or the Taurus to Mithuna rashi or the Gemini. According to legends, this movement is considered very auspicious and worshipping Lord Vishnu can help people remove their sins.

Shubh Muhurat of Mithun Sankranti:

According to the Hindu calendar, Punya Kaal Muhurat of Mithun Sankranti will begin at 12.22 pm on June 14 and end at 7.20 pm on the same day while the Sankranti timings will continue till 12.22 am on Monday. The Mahapunya Kaal Muhurtat of Mithun Sankranti will begin at 5.06 pm and continue till 7.20 pm on June 14.

Mithun Sankranti is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm, especially in Odisa where it is called ‘Raja Parba’. Mithun Sankranti is celebrated across Odisha for three days and people worship Lord Jagannath on this day and oragnise a special puja for him. Mithun Sankranti also marks the beginning of monsoon season in India.

To celebrate Mithun Sankranti, people take bath in holy rive early in the morning make donations to help the needy and the disadvantaged and worship Lord Vishnu. Apart from this, people also prepare sweet dish like poda-pitha which is made from jaggery, coconut, camphor, molasses, butter, and rice powder.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma