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April 13, 2018
|Last Year (2015)||14th April|
|Present Year (2016)||13th April|
|Next Year (2017)||14th April|
Mesha Sankranti is the New Year festival for the Hindu as per the solar calendar, when the Sun transits itself from zodiac sign of meena rashi (Pisces) to mesha rashi (Aries). This auspicious day is celebrated in different way and by the different names in the several parts of the India. Pana Sankranti in Odisha, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Poila Baisakh in west Bengal, Bihu in Assam and Vaisakh in Punjab state, all are the same new year festival having different name but celebrated on the same day depending on the entry of the Sun if it enter before sunset, otherwise it is celebrated on the next day.
When It Is Celebrated?
This festival is celebrated as per the solar calendars in which year begins in Vaisakha after the entry of the sun in zodiac sign Aries abd the day is called Vaisakha Sankranti. This auspicious day is observed by people across the country, falls on the second week of the April months of the English Georgian Calendar.
How It Is Celebrated?
The celebration begins with the auspicious holy bath taken in the morning and offer prayer to God Sun . On this holy day people make sure to offer or donates as per their economic condition and status, which is believed as per the mythology that serving to the needful person is worth praying to their God. On this day people take the holly bath in holly river as the sun enter the zodiac sign of Aries and known as Sankrant time, which is considered an auspicious time for performing sacred pujas (worshipping) and prayers.